I couldn't be a stay-at-home dad........there I've said it now and it's out in the open. Initially I guess before my first child was born I had a notion that maybe one day I'd like to try it , but I was never sure .
Don't take it the wrong way though and hear me out till the end as I'm going to try and explain why. You see it's not that I don't want to spend time with them...... I do ! I spend as much time as I can with them when I'm home from work and on weekends. My hobbies have also certainly taken a back seat since they both came along. You see I do all the baths I can possibly do, I do all the bedtimes I can possibly do and I have tried very hard to be the best dad I can be to them. The thing is though like most parents I'm terrified of something bad happening to them while they are under my care. The only thing I'm more terrified of than that happening is what my wife would do to me should I have a lapse in judgement or alertness that caused them harm. Overall though for me it's the constant issue of keeping them out of harms way when I have them alone with me. I know I would really struggle to deal with that five or six days a week , twelve hours a day. I think it would wear me down to the point where I might stop being myself and just turn into a hermit who never left the house with them. Hats off to the dads that do it though you have my attention and my utmost respect ( you know who you are @thedadnetwork and @thedadmom #mum #dad #parents #stayathomemom #stayathomeparent