You never really know how hard your parents had it with you as a child until you have kids of your own. I don’t know how many times i heard this growing up, but it rings in so many truths to me it’s not funny. I am a stay at home dad with 2 little boys who act a lot like i did growing up. For starters, i want to congratulate all the stay at home mums out there with what a nightmare it must seem to do the job even with it being out of love and kindness for your children. I have taken a break from the workforce for just over a year so my children could have at least one parent home every day. At first i thought it would be a walk through the park, but i learnt quickly that the reason your partner asks for a nice hot bath and a night out without the kids is because they need a break and to know that it is worth it and how loved they are. Nothing like this is ever as easy as it looks and no matter how prepared you may think you are, you’re not. All the mothers and fathers out there who are a stay home parent should really be rewarded and commended for the decision and efforts that they put into the house and family. It took me a little while and some advice from family and friends before everything came together and i finally got everything settled and now even with all the stress that the little ones can bring, anything is possible to achieve. I also really want to commend all the single parents out there as well. You have it hardest of all with having no support from a partner. My advice is to never give up hope, because some day the right person will come along and always remember that your family will always be there to help whenever you need some really good parenting advice.
Posted by drazvern, 15th June 2013