Upon arriving on school grounds this morning for the PTA's "Breakfast with Dad," my boy and I immediately found ourselves in abundant company. The line of kids and dads stretched for at least 75 yards outside the cafeteria. Once inside the building, the line snaked around the perimeter of the room for another unfortunate distance. It took us almost 45 minutes to finally get our breakfast and take our seats.
As we wolfed down our last few bites of bagel, cereal and grapes, the principal politely addressed the crowd, apologizing and informing us that the school had planned for a much smaller turnout. She also told us that a similar event with moms drew considerably less attendance than ours. A few voices then murmered "We beat the moms!" and "Dads rock!"
Chalk one up for us good fathers. When it comes to our kids, we'll be there. Count on it.