BG, I think what you are teaching your kid is important. Several of my wife and I's friends do that with their kids and we plan on doing it with ours. Things that encourage kids to see beyond their own situation and seeing that others live quite different lives is important. I am constantly surprised when my college students can not see beyond their hometown and experience - they assume that everyone lives, likes, buys just like they do. It is sad, really.
DJHT, I remember after reading one of the many threads on here about "what makes a man" that to me, a man does whatever needs to be done and not only doing what is manly. That goes double for being a good father. Now I have not really participated in the tea parties I have been known to sing the Lonely Goatherder with my 2 yr old daughter.