So I’ve been a stay-at-home Dad (SAHD for those tracking acronym trend) for the past 9 years. It all started when my first child was born (obviously not before).
My wife and I got married while we were in graduate school, and then Katie came along about 2 years later. Since my wife was finished with school and I wasn’t yet, she found the job with the insurance, and I settled into the job of going to class, writing papers, and changing diapers.
From there, it was always easier for her to find jobs, and so I continued to stay at home while girl number 2, then 3, then, most recently, 4, came along.
Four daughters, ages 9, 6, 3, and 1. Yes, you should feel both sorry for me and jealous (that I have 4 beautiful daughters).
My wife has always said that I should flaunt this fact about myself and make it my “thing.” (kind of like how some people run marathons or have a cool motorcycle or something.) Like that will help me stand out from the flocks of writers and get published. I have my doubts about this, but whatever. What do I have to lose?
So some of this blog will be devoted to the trials and tribulations of being a SAHD to four daughters. There’s a lot of stories I can relay here. Oh, and did I mention I homeschool as well? Yeah, blog fodder for years…
Scott Keen is the author of three young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King.