So the week before Christmas I got to attend my son's first holiday program at school. My husband and I watched with video camera in hand, as he and the other kindergartens sang along to to familiar Christmas carols. I waved to several other parents I knew across the gym and had caught up with a few collegues as well (The majority of the doctors at my hospital send their kids to the same private school). As the first-graders took the stage, I noticed the chief of surgery's son was singing a solo. He was adorable and did an amazing job. Surgeon's trophy wife was there taking video, but surgeon was noticeably absent. As the program came to end and we all gathered for cookies and cocoa (yum!) I looked around and noticed that despite overall an equal number of moms and dads, where physician parents were involved, it was only moms. Probably 6 female physicians/moms were there and no physician dads (though probably 10 of their kids were represented).
Just an observation.