I am a stay at home dad. I have touched on this before and I am I will again. So it may be asked why? Why is it that I stay home while my wife works. Well a simple answer is complicated in coming. Here is part one of a peek into my life so far. BTW, I have decided I will run my fiction stories on Saturday’s if anyone is interested.
Way back when, after high school I was doing the college thing with my wife (then girlfriend) and things progressed, we got married and she graduated. She was one of those who has known what she wants to be when she grows up from about 5 years old. I was not like that. I am still working on that one. She wanted to be a Nurse and so she became.
In the meantime we had our first child and when here came to there, we looked at the budget and decided that almost 80% of my income at the time would go to daycare. We couldn’t justify that so I stayed at home and took online classes working on my degree.
Through this and that our second child came along and the same argument held. I would be working to pay for daycare and someone else would be raising our kids. Of everything, that was the most important. My wife and I would raise our own kids. We would be responsible for their development and how they turned out. No one else would be in charge of them.
I think that has had a very positive impact on these kids. I the “old” days of my parents at least there was not daycare. When I was a child it was available but I would say most kids were raised by their parents. As I got older, more kids were being raised by others. We were not going to let our kids be raised by others.
I did go back to work for about a year when my son was small and my wife was pregnant with our 3rd. That was hard for the family but it worked. Things finally were looking around and I was thinking about school again so I quit work in April of 2007 to do that. Two weeks later my 11 month old had a seizure and was diagnosed with Kidney Failure. That led to 16 weeks in the hospital to get her regulated and healthy enough to come home.