MLB Player Criticized For Taking Paternity Leave
This MLB Player is catching a lot of criticism for taking paternity leave and being with his wife while she gave birth instead of playing baseball on opening day.
I think it is great he chose to be with his wife and child I wish more fathers could do this. It is so awful they are treating him this way for wanting to be there for his family. Was your husband or SO able to take time off work when you had your children? My husband was able to take a week off.
My husband used his vacation time, so he was off. But we are still so jealous of our friends who got 3 weeks of paid paternity leave!!!
The length of time my husband took off for each baby varied but he was always there for me for the birth and for the recovery period. I was very grateful to have him their to support and help me. We saved money for many months each time to be able to afford him taking time off work.
Anyways.. my Husband was able to take off as long as he liked actually.. in all reality, he could have taken 12 weeks off... of course not all being paid.. so we opted for 10 days off that he had with us.. and to be honest, that was just enough! We eventually had to get used to a new routine, so I didn't want to prolong it for weeks and weeks.. but I loved the help, the bonding of all of us.. it was quite magical.. so much so that i bawled like a baby with him the night before he went back to work :)