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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
In May of 2011, I dismissed class for the last time and began a new chapter in my life, full-time dad. I taught middle school for seven years, but with two kids and a third on the way, I wasn't able to give as much time to teaching as it required, plus I wanted to spend more time with my own kids, instead of someone else's.

My wife and I have been married for nine years. She spends her days (and some nights and weekends) as an OB/GYN, or as my kids like to call it, “catching babies.”

We have three kids. First Born is eight years old, but likes to pretend she’s in college. Our son, Middle Man is five, but we’re convinced by the way he talks about things like “beautiful sunsets” that he’s an old soul, and our youngest, the Blonde Bomber is only three, but already has the attitude of a teenager.

Our kids provide us with an endless amount of stories. Writing and retelling these stories for Indy’s Child has been my part-time job for the past three years.

You can contact me on Facebook at True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad or via email at indyschildpete@gmail.com.

The Breakfast Routine

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?



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