Like a mom would, a dad will take a bullet or run into a burning house to save a child. What follows is about the more mundane days of parenting. Hypothesis: Dads take more shortcuts in parenting than moms do. Limited evidence: 1. Dad will plonk kid in front of the TV to watch his own TV. Mom will use TV only if she has must-do tasks. 2. During a visit, the pediatrician tells the parents, "for now, let's wait and watch. nothing to worry." Dad takes it literally -- starts the waiting. : ) Mom, OTOH, starts her thinking and research even before they reach the car. 3. School concert or graduation during office hours: dad's response is "let me check what meetings I have at that time." Mom's response: "what meeting do I need to cancel or leave early..." 4. When parents decide that they should have a second child so the older one has a sibling: dad's approach is "great if it happens, fine if it doesn't." Mom's approach is more focused, "must have" and "success" oriented. : ) I am organizing our digital pictures and videos from the past two decades and examples that prove the hypothesis are presenting themselves in spectacular color and clarity. : ) .