Sunday Confessional XVII

by doodaddy on July 27, 2008

I think being a stay-at-home mom is probably harder than being a stay-at-home dad.

I frequently feel I’d rather be a stay-at-home mom, anyway.

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Annie July 28, 2008 at 7:05 am

Wow – I’d have to say I’d always presume the opposite to be true – Stay at home Dads have to have it way harder – for many of the reasons you blog about – acceptance, dealing with family views, dealing with the SAHM brigade – the whole shebang? My hat is off to you – you are a great example for any Stay at Home Dad wannabe.


AMR July 28, 2008 at 9:47 am

Do you think there is a difference (easier/harder) because men and women are different? I’m not even sure how we are different, though one mom who I confessed to being a stay-at-home parent to last week questioned how I could do it because, “Men are so impatient.”

I’m just curious — it’s something I think about often as I’m planning activities and getting ready for the day. For example, as I was moving through the house this morning preparing to head to the Y, I thought to myself that I really had this kind of stuff under control. Get the juice bottles, make sure my son has his socks and my daughter has her diaper bag loaded with a change of clothes. Get my zune, my shoes. I wasn’t rushing or panicked. The kids were playing all around. I was like, “I’ve got this down!”

And then I thought that my success really has so much to do with the mood of my children. When they are happy/calm/pleasant/satisfied/engaged — I’m the same (or at least I’m relaxed!). When one is going off the deep end, I can get flustered (though my patience has grown tremendously since I began staying at home).


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