Have you ever considered the prospect being able to be a “Stay At Home” Mom?
I’m guessing that you probably entertained the idea before deciding that it’s either not possible financially or you actually just prefer to work and that’s cool too. Unless you are a Stay At Home Mom, in which case, that’s flipping awesome too! In our case I really do enjoy my job, yes insurance is no one’s cup of tea per say, but I work with a fantastic group of people and I really wouldn’t want it any other way. Besides, I am privileged to be able to do a bit of both as I only work until 2 every day – getting a chance to have a small slice of the stay at home life.
But my real question is whether you have ever considered “Stay At Home Daddy“?
No? Why not?
Actually I am not even going to go into gender specific roles and blah blah blah. What I am going to say is that if we were able to have one parent at home, Seth would be it. He’s just generally better at it than I am.
- He is a more adventurous cook, which may result in a few nightmareish mealtimes in getting the kids to try it, but they would have the opportunity to taste things that I wouldn’t generally expose them too.
- He hates things being untidy, so the kids would learn to clean up after themselves every single time they took out something new and our house would be immaculate – win win.
- He’s not afraid of going to the shops with all three of them in tow so we would always have a fully stocked fridge
- He’s not afraid of being out alone with them like I am. (The sad fact is that it’s not me being worried about the loss of control of them – or my mind – when taking them out alone, it’s the worry that I will not be able to protect them should something happen).
The only downside is that unless the kids went to school, he would under no circumstances be allowed to go to play dates (not that he would particularly want to). A gorgeous hunk of a man alone with potentially single ladies – no flipping ways. I wouldn’t want to be forced to go Dexter on anyone’s Mom. Just joking.
Or am I?
Anyway. A while back I had to go to work and Seth took the day off to go to the girls school concerts for Father’s Day. I got home and they were all frolicking around in the park. They were all just so happy and instead of letting my FOMO get the best of me, I just sat back and enjoyed the moment.
It was perfect.