Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You Know You're a Stay-at-home-dad When...

  • ... you patch a hole in the drywall, clean finger paint off the kitchen table, replace a light bulb in an overhead fixture, and rock out to "Livin' On A Prayer" on Rock Band 2... during nap time on a Tuesday.
  • ... you realize you've cleaned the bathtub more times in the past month than you did during four years at college.
  • ... you strictly enforce a limit of one hour of television per day... except on Sundays between September and February... and Monday nights... and Thanksgiving... and Saturdays once the post-season starts...
  • ... "Those action figures aren't toys!"
  • ... you search high and low for the toughest, manliest, most badass messenger bag (Dude, it's a purse for a man.  Get over it.) you can find, then load it up with diapers, baby wipes, and sippy cups.
  • ... Halo: Reach was barely a blip on your radar (sigh...)


  1. Awesome, and all true. I stay at home with my 3 year old twin girl and, though it's not the way I envisioned spending these years of my life, I feel very lucky to get to do so. Thanks for the post!

  2. It's great to hear a SAH dad's perspective. Thanks for a giggle too.
    Where is your messenger bag picture dude ? show us the bag.

  3. ha ha ha love this post
    My DH is a SAHD too and he is a great one !!!

  4. haha, especially the man-bag one :D Thanks for joining in blog gems:) Jen

  5. This was my first "You Know You're a SAHD When..." post. Check out the archives for more. I think I did it like four or five weeks in a row. I'm taking December off the blog, so you will have to wait until January 7th or so for a pic of the man/diaper bag. It's LL Bean and it's awesome! Thanks to my spouse for forcing me to get something nice. She's the best!