About

On paper I seem like a real man’s man; I fish, I hunt, I can shoe a horse, run a boat, change a tire on an eighteen wheeler, hold my booze, make moonshine, butcher livestock, lift heavy objects, use a smoker in a proper manner, chop wood and I’m pretty sure I could survive the up-coming zombie apocalypse. I’ve worked heavy construction. I’ve worked on the deck of big boats. I’ve fought with 2,000 lbs draft horses and won.

Now I’m a stay-at-home father… and I think it will be the end of me.

30 comments on “About

  1. CJ Nigh says:

    Love your stuff and have nominated you for a Liebster Award: http://undeaddad.com/2013/03/10/big-thanks-1-liebster-award/ Keep up the writing!

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  6. mightwar says:

    Something tells me that all those prior experiences and skills will come in handy for your role as stay-at-home father. Good luck with it all and remember: You’ve laughed in the face of danger before … and you can do it again!

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  8. LOVE your blog! My husband is a stay at home dad as well. He has recently started calling himself ‘retired’ because our baby is now 6’3″ and 17. He says it feels wrong to call himself a SAHD when the baby is bigger than he is but I say more power to SAHDs with kids of any age.

    Even though our kids are older, it’s hilarious to read your stories of dealing with little ones. Your storytelling ROCKS – may your children forgive you for blabbing their most embarrassing moments. :)

    • Thank you very much!
      And it’s nice to hear that there are other men in the world that stay at home with their children and haven’t completely snapped. It gives me hope for the future! ;)

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  11. Hysterical and brave. I love an honest life;)

  12. Elaine says:

    Just got pointed to your blog by a friend. Digging your voice and honesty already. Also, stay at home dads are pretty rad overall (so are stay at home moms).

  13. James says:

    I would love to be a stay at home dad. I really envy you. No matter how hard it gets, just realize that somewhere out there is a guy (me) who wishes they could be in your shoes.

    • I am lucky because this is something I wanted to do. But truth be told I thought it would be easier, much easier, than it is. I don’t want to give it up, but sometimes I do envy those that get to do the 9 to 5 routine.

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  17. James says:

    I work 2 jobs so my wife can stay at home and raise our daughter (now 2+ years old). After 6 months of my wife staying at home, she says she want to put my daughter in daycare. I said Huh?!? Isn’t the reason why I’m working so hard is so we can avoid daycares. In the end I agreed to this for two reasons; my daughter needed to make friends and build social skills is #1 and my wife’s sanity is #2. I don’t regret my decision but sometimes I feel like no one cares about my sanity. I start work at 6am and work till 3 or 4 then go to my other job (my own business) till 6 sometimes 7. I get home, help with dinner, help clean up, lucky if I get to go to the bathroom before my wife or daughter are calling for me and then I help get my daughter prepped for bed the. Put her to sleep (she has a 1.5 hr regimen that must be followed before bed which is a whole other story) and only then do I get to think about myself. This is usually when my wife wants me to watch TV with her (a show I don’t even like). Now we’re talking about another baby. I’m 36 going on INSANE!!!!!!

    Any advice?!?

    • Breath deep and remember that like everything else in life it’s only a temporary situation. Worse comes to worse people have an amazing ability to cope with some pretty miserable shit. You’ll get used to it. Enjoy the fact that you can put up with it and are tougher than the the dads that do snap and do terrible things like run off and hit people.

  18. gordon elkins says:

    My brother in law sent me a link to your blog…generally I have no time for the in-ter-net…at 51, I am a yellow pad and pencil kinda of guy- but I stopped and read, and I am laughing so hard I have peed my pants…Oh shit, what is that !.. a Lego..!
    Great work friend- I have decided to “follow you”..( whatever that means- I will have to ask my daughters..)

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  22. The Waiting says:

    My dad sold heavy equipment! By night, though, he was a Tickle Monster. It’s good to be able to fall back on other talents in this tough economy ;D

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