I bought a baby jogger so I could take my daughter on leisurely runs around the neighborhood. But I'm cheap, and I refused to spend $150 or more for a top-of-the-line jogger. Instead, I found a cheap jogger at a swap meet for $65. I took it home and strapped my daughter inside only to learn that the jogger was defective. The wheels were skewed to the left, forcing me to jog in circles.
Of course, I eventually fixed the jogger with a pair of pliers and a sharp knife. After all, I'm a guy.
You Develop a Bond
There is a payoff at the end, besides the warm feeling of knowing that you are being a wonderful, supportive husband. With each day of your paternity leave, you start to build a bond with your baby that will last your entire life.
Your heart will melt when she wakes from a nap and smiles to see you. And when she cries because you leave the room, your heart will break.
But I expect the real payoff to come when my daughter becomes a teenager and refuses to clean her room. Then I can say: "Listen, young lady, I suffered through two months of paternity leave. You owe me."