Needed Bonding Time

Living in a patriarch society, we often hear that a man’s place is not in the kitchen. Due to this biased, patriarchal tradition, men are raised and taught to go out to the world to work so that their families can be supported.

If we have lived for awhile, we all know that we can not have everything that we desire in life, despite the countless preachings, done by the rich and famous, pertaining to this particular unrealistic ideal. In an effort to be the breadwinner and provider of the family, many men are forced to spend majority of their time away from their families. In doing so, as time goes by, a communication barrier is erected and an intimacy gap is widened, inevitably, between the men and their families.


Time is the best healer. For most men, who are usually away from their families, spending time with their partners and kids are even more needed. Yesterday, I walked behind a father and a son, both of whom obviously just had had a needed bonding time at a baseball practice. Walking behind them, I felt the love and care shared between them.


How I wish that my father was beside me to share a moment like this!

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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