How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being A Stay At Home Dad

July 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured

I love this post on the Huffington Post.  It’s a candid share of a man living a non-traditional life.

We are often afraid of what others will think of our choices and either stop ourselves from doing what we want or we feel the need to hide our choices.  At the end of the day our lives are for us and are for real.  Our lives are not for show.

Let’s celebrate this man’s courage.

by Brian Gresko

I used to dread when people asked what I did for a living.

“Oh, I’m a writer, and also, ahem… a stay-at-home dad.”

“What do you write?”

“Well … I guess I’m mostly a stay-at-home dad.”

Usually, after an awkward moment of silence, I would change the subject to get the conversation rolling off in some other direction. But there were times when I was dismissively told that staying at home with a baby sounded like fun, for a year or so anyway, as if I was on an extended vacation or just taking a break from my “real” job. Once, a guy asked if I also did the laundry and cooked. I yakked for a bit about the challenge of balancing chores and baby before registering my interrogator’s mocking smirk. For some assholes, there is still such a thing as woman’s work…Continued