The family I nanny for is so great! The kids are extremely well behaved and the parents are so nice. They just seem like the perfect family. I'm sure that's not the case as no family is perfect, but they seem to be pretty close. I was thinking yesterday as I watched the girls interact with their dad, how much more dads are involved in their children's lives today. It didn't seem that way when I was growing up. My dad was around, but my mom pretty much ran the show. She was always called if there was a problem, she always knew the schedule of activities, and she was always the one dropping us off and picking us up. That is not the case at all with this family. It seems that both parents are equally involved with everything, and as a result, the girls are really close to their dad - much closer than I ever was to my dad. I see the same thing with friends who have younger kids as well - the dad is really involved from the beginning. I definitely think this is a good thing as it is clearly a benefit to the children, and I would imagine that dad's get much more out of parenting when they play a bigger role.