Last year in 2017 I had the chance of a lifetime to become a full-time stay at home Dad (SAHD). My wife and I carefully looked at our family situation, our finances, and our (dwindling) sanity and decided that this would be the year that I quit my corporate job and “stay at home with the kids”. This was something I had long day-dreamed about during boring meetings at work, but nothing could fully prepare me for the adventures I was about to undertake.
As the father of four kids ranging from kindergarten to teen/tween I had to seriously retrain myself and develop new skills including: the laundry arts, how to drive the minivan like an Indy Car, and knowing how many days past the expiration date I can use really lunch meat. More than once my patience was pushed to its limits (like that time when someone put Tupperware on the lower deck of the dishwasher – AGAIN!).
So, I decided it would be fun to write down the stories of my first year of SAHD life. I initially published the stories on Facebook and getting fun replies from my friends was semi-therapeutic and probably a better coping mechanism than drinking at 3pm in the afternoon. And now they collected together here (and more added frequently) for your fun and enjoyment!
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