Here's what NOT to do when your wife's in labor. Some idiot in the UK got online the other day while his wife was giving birth, and complained that the hospital wasn't catering to HIS needs. You read that right.
He'd been hanging out in the waiting area . . . so he wasn't even in the room with her. And he was angry that after 12 hours, no one had even offered him a beverage. Adding that it made him feel "invisible."
Excuse me buddy, but a human being is exiting your wife. Your job is to stand there, be quiet, and support HER needs.
He posted the comment on a site called "The Dad's Net," and titled his post, "Second Class Citizens." Then he asked other dads if they felt the same way.
A few guys were somewhat understanding. But everyone else basically told him he's an idiot, and agreed his level of comfort shouldn't have been his main priority.
One guy called it an "unprecedented" level of selfishness. And others said he should have sucked it up, and found a vending machine . . . or been in there helping his wife (gee, there's an idea!).
Coincidentally, a new survey just talked to a bunch of dads who missed the birth of a child, and asked why they weren't there. The top answers were: They chose not to be there . . . they got stuck in traffic . . . they didn't get a phone call in time . . . and there was a SPORTING EVENT they just couldn't miss.
I swear to all that is Holy, if I ever had a kid and my husband missed it because he was watching a sporting event, his lower regions would reside in a jar on top of my refrigerator. Unacceptable.