If we continue to push these kinds of messages -- specifically, the message that dad is less than mom -- and just write them off as jokes, then we as a society are doing a major disservice to our young sons.
We all want our kids to have better lives than we do (just as we have all vowed not to be like our parents). I just wish I could relax and not worry so much about him making the same mistakes I did and start letting him go instead of clinging to how he and I used to be.
When I posted a photo of myself and my two daughters, I never expected it to go viral. Nor did I expect the racist backlash. But both things happened, and I'm only now -- after catching my breath -- ready to address the conclusions.
Jobs was a workaholic who regretted that he had not spent more time with his kids. But we were left to balance this regret with the thought that these kids were left with the legacy of a hard-working father who found a kind of spiritual redemption in his work.