After my comments about the ‘DIY baby’ I think it is worth redressing the balance. Babies spend a lot of time teaching themselves how to walk, talk and throw food on the floor. But parents spend even more time being parents.
I wouldn’t normally post these kind of things as there’s not very sciencey and this one has some ridiculous faults. For one thing, it would have been nicer to include all parents. The category “Stay at home moms” is clearly a marketing term more meaningful to advertisers than it is to parents. And don’t even get me started on the absurdity of panel 2 . But I do like the fact that they do at least try to justify their statistics and they point out that parents are psychologists.
o What my friends without Kids think I do http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-1/pdf/how-parents-use-time-and-money.pdf
o What my partner thinks I do http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p20-561.pdf
o What society thinks I do http://www.happyworker.com/supermom/facts
o What I think I do http://www.salary.com/mom-paycheck/
o What I actually do http://www.salary.com/mom-paycheck/