The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Ghosts of the Maternity Ward

The other Dads I see at the hospital are just like me - Ghosts of the Maternity Ward. Forgotten souls whose only purpose is to support the mothers. Sleep deprived, we grunt at each other in the hallways before returning to our rooms. Relegated to fetching ice water, changing diapers and putting the toilet seat back down. The focus here is on Mom and Baby, so Dads are pretty much ignored. But if I was trying to pass something the size of a rugby ball, I'd expect to be the centre of the universe too.