Not Just A Stay-At-Home-Dad

When people ask What do you do? I have a new response; I’m mostly a stay-at-home-dad.

I say mostly a stay-at-home-dad because, although that is the main thing I do, it is not the only thing.

Sure, I do most of the cooking, all the dirty washing, the scrubbing of the oven, the shower and the toilet…y’know, all the sexy jobs. I keep the children’s clothes in some kind of order, and make sure they have everything they need for school each morning.

I make the beds, do the dishes… which reminds me of that Joan Rivers joke:

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.

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Until I can write witty jokes like that, here are the other things I do, beyond being someone’s dad:

I work part-time in an academic library.

I’m the publicity officer for the local Scouts group.

I’m a councillor on our Parish Council.

I run a Little Free Library book exchange in our village.

I’m trying to write a novel and a comedy script, and y’know, doing this blogging thing.

Right then. I better be getting back to making those beds….because unlike Joan Rivers, I don’t believe in doing it once every six months. No, once a year is more than enough…

 

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7 comments

  1. I think the updated titles are Domestic Engineer” or a “Governor of the Homestead” if you would need to fancy it up.

    I worked with a woman that was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years raising her kids and said it was aggravating for people to say “Oh, so you don’t work” when she told them as she said she was much busier and it was a tougher job that going into a paid job ever was (including teaching high school Biology), but also much more rewarding.

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