I could never be a stay at home dad for a variety of reasons, but the primary reason is boredom. I’d either be constantly ignoring my kids because I couldn’t stand one more second of playing Thomas the Tank or teaching over their shoulder how to play a video game, or I’d be buying them a new toy every other day just so I could keep myself happy.
For instance, even though there’s generally nobody here at the house all day, either myself or CareerMom ALWAYS make the boys’ beds up before we leave. Now, MLI has a number of pillows on his bed, and since one of my all-time least favorite things to do from a chores perspective(right behind putting laundry away and unloading the dishwasher), is making beds, I always try and mix up the pillow arrangement.
It’s my own personal pillow challenge each time I do it.
For instance, here’s one arrangement:
and here’s another:
As you can see, gravity defiance and lateral similarity is prized above good looks.
I read a blog yesterday whereas the wife was complaining a bit about how anal her husband was. I had a hard time relating…
Can you imagine how insane the house would be if I were here all day?
I mean, I might start bobby pinning together socks with the boys’ names on them so I could tell them apart when CareerMom buys them matching socks, something that, for the life of me, I can’t figure out.
Maybe I would actually put all the big forks in one slot in the silverware divider, and all the small forks in another. Spoons too.
I could vacuum the carpet so that all of the vacuum marks are equidistant from one another, and all grained in one direction.
Heck, I might even go around, every day, with a bottle of Windex and a paper towel and get off (heh heh, I said “Get off!”) all the toothpaste spray marks from the mirrors.
I don’t know…haven’t given it too much thought.
But suffice it to say that I’m way to uptight to be a SAHD, so to you guys out there who do it, my hat is off to you. Oh, and you moms too I guess (KIDDING!)
Speaking of hats! Oh man, I could build a hat rack and hang it in the closet and then we could put all of our hats up there in order from…