Looking forward to Father's Day next weekend? So is our favorite new expat, Prince Harry, who welcomed a second baby, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, this week, doubling down on his dad stats. This is fun news because it answers my kids' burning question about whether Prince Harry has a last name (apparently he does -- or at least Lilibet does), AND it caused us all to learn that "Lilibet" is what Queen Elizabeth II calls herself in private. To commemorate the occasion, Prince Harry has announced that he's taking paternity leave -- which many are lauding as setting a good example (though I am personally a little unclear of what his professional duties are these days), and Meghan Markle released a children's book about dads (which some are saying isn't very good).
Elsewhere, celebrity dads are combining parenthood and entrepreneurship in new and interesting ways: DJ Khaled has come out with a line of strollers and diaper bags, and Ryan Reynolds will be celebrating Father's Day (and promoting his gin brand) with a Vasectomy.
And finally, the IRS will be rolling out a new child tax credit in the coming weeks, which will be paid in monthly payments rather than as a year-end credit.
Overheard on the Playground
“Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”
— Al Unser
Looking Forward ...
Father's Day is June 20 :: Yes, that's a week from today! Some things you might do to commemorate the dad(s) in your life: get the kids to color some dad-themed coloring pages, make a Father's Day playlist, change your Zoom background, and book a babysitter for a grown-ups' night out.