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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
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This is a blog about my life. My wife and I have three kids, ages six, three and one. Last year I gave up my gig as a middle school teacher to stay home with my kids full-time. This past year has been the most challenging, easy, relaxing, stressful, fun, tiring and rewarding year of my life.

My wife Amanda and I have been married for seven years. She spends her days (and nights and weekends) as an overworked Medical Resident.

Our oldest daughter, Eloise, is a bright, sweet, emotional first grader that loves to talk (she gets it from her mom). When not at school she is most likely playing dress up, turning some part of our house into a playroom, or creating a craft projects that involve: glue, magazines, markers, staples, stickers, scissors, crayons, pens, and a dozen sheets of paper.

Henry, the three year old middle child, is hell on wheels. There is not a house or store Henry cannot destroy in five to seven minutes max. He loves playing with his trucks, digging in his sandbox and occasionally putting on his sister’s pink plastic high heels.

Maggie, the one year old, is as sweet as they come. At a very early age she learned that her crying could barely be heard over the volume of her siblings. She has developed a blood curdling scream in order to get our attention that would make any horror movie producer proud.

Well there you have it, that’s pretty much my family in a nutshell.

DISCLAIMER: If you are looking for parenting advice you have come to the wrong place. Enjoy!

The Breakfast Routine
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The Breakfast Routine

October 17, 2012 | 03:55 PM

Breakfast. I used to have the same breakfast every day. Two waffles, peanut butter, and a glass of OJ.

I would scarf it down, get the kids up and haul them off to daycare where they would eat their breakfast.

Once I started staying at home with my kids I had to switch up the breakfast menu a bit, unless I wanted to buy and serve 30 Eggo waffles each week.

So here is what we currently do for breakfast:

Monday- Oatmeal Monday (the Quaker instant stuff)

Tuesday- Toasty Tuesday (toast with kids choice of butter, jelly, or the famous triple decker- butter, jelly, peanut butter)

Wednesday- Waffle Wednesday (triple decker waffles-PB, butter and jelly are the best)

Thursday- Juevos Thursday

Friday- Free choice Friday- it can be anything we eat during the week or other foods like cereal or pancakes.

This has been our routine for a few months. I like having the routine. The kids know what we are having each day so there is no need for a daily discussion/disagreement.

But, at the same time it is getting a little boring. So...I'm taking suggestions for new breakfast foods to replace some of the old ones. The only criteria for a new breakfast food is the following: I must be able to make it reasonably fast. Also, if the new food can be turned into a catchy name or an alliteration with a day of the week then that's and extra bonus.

So, whatcha' got for me?

-Pete

www.facebook.com/petetheblogger


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