No, I not talking about Marines. I’m talking about fathers. We’re not quite “few” yet, but we are getting fewer and fewer, relatively speaking.
According to the Census Bureau, in 1970, 55.8% of families had children under the age of 18. That was down to 47% in 2006. Of those families with children in 1970, only 10% were female householders with no spouse present. That grew to 23% by 2006. Far too many “fathers” are fathers in name only. It is hard to be a real father when you only see your children on alternate weekends.