Thursday, February 12, 2009

OK, now for some of the downsides......

I have been accused of sometimes being a little "Pollyanna" about things. So, just to let everyone know that I actually realize there are some "challenges" to being a stay at home parent here is a list in no particular order. Some are just for Dads but most are general.

  • You are RARELY "off work"
  • You are on call 24/7
  • You deal with other people's poop (literally) all day
  • If your kid's act inappropriately it is YOUR fault:)
  • Tough to fit in during "work" conversations with other guys
  • There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done

There are more but I will leave it at that for now:) Now for some of the things I miss about work...

  • Co-Workers
  • Lunch
  • Travel
  • If you are feeling a little burned out... take a day or week off
  • If you are tired you can always take a break

Both have a sense of accomplishment. The good thing about the accomplishments of a Parent is that they really do last a lifetime!

Here I am at the Petting Farm at a State Park checking out the Donkey before letting the kids near it. Obama has the Secret Service, the Triplets have me:)

Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them.
Pam Davis, House M.D., It's A Wonderful Lie, 2008


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