336 Hilariously Honest Post-It Notes That Reveal My Struggles Of Being A Stay-At-Home Dad
After the birth of my first child, I quit my job to be a stay-at-home dad, or SAHD for short, though I never use that acronym because it looks and sounds too much like the word “sad.”
Daycare is obscenely expensive. It made more fiscal sense to stay home with my kid than to collect a paycheck and just hand it over to a daycare facility.
One day, while still home on maternity leave, my wife left me alone with our newborn son for the first time. Before leaving, she politely reminded me of all the duties I was to perform while she was gone. “I better write this all down,” I joked, and grabbed some post-it notes and a black Sharpie.
I wrote, "don't forget to feed and keep the baby alive."
A week later I found the note on the floor of my office. It made me laugh.
On that day, the website was born.
Eight years, two kids, a separation and over 350 notes later and I'm still writing notes.
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I tell my kids I will accept them no matter if they are gay or straight, but I will disown them if they root for the Dallas Cowboys.
So, I taught my 3 yo niece to say "Chill kar(means 'do', in a regional Indian language)" ...She goes ballistic on my sis, "Mamma Mamma Mamma Mamma Mammaa Mammmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaa" , sis(talking on the phone, asks whoever to hold on): "Yes beta?" Neice: In a very very calm voice "Chill kar" .....I got such looks from her :P...it was super fun! #siblingthing
I remember my granddaughter used to be like that until some idiot showed her where the pennies go and what they do...
Teaching the baby how to treat animals just might be a great idea, huh?