I used to be in sales for a large medical device company, with high earnings, and well respected by the team. One day it occurred to me that I’d not been present for my three girls, their lives were passing before me at an alarming rate, and here I was consumed with facts, figures and other people’s health.
With this in mind, I packed up my work desk, waved the team goodbye and started to settle in to being a home dad.
That was September 2015, and what a ride it’s been so far, I’ve learned a lot, seen a lot, and certainly grown as a dad (I think). This got me thinking; There’s a hell of a lot of mum blogs out there; how to be a better mum, avoid stereotypes, and be there for your little ones. But let’s face it not a lot of dad ones.
The thing that strikes me is that dads get a lot of sympathy when out and about, “that poor man, three girls!”, or the “You’ve got a handful there mate!” mentality. As if having the kids by yourself (dad’s) is a chore best left to mum. This of course is a double edged sword; mums get the evil eye when the kids go feral, while dads get the sympathetic eye in the same situation, killer in both cases.
Well I’m here to tell you dads can do anything.
I plan to use this blog to showcase what we can do, demonstrate what we can achieve, and try to impart wisdom that I glean from my experience. I’m not saying it’ll be easy, but I think it’ll be fun.
Thanks for being part of the stay at home dad journey.