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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.

My three year old is looking for a job.

My three year old is looking for a job.

January 19, 2013 | 07:18 AM

My three-year-old is looking for a job, here's a peek at his resume.

Motivated toddler looking for work in the field of whatever. Payment in the form of toys and gum requested.


Earned M.B. Degree (Masters Degree in Breastfeeding) - Fall 2009.

Conquered sleeping through the night. CIO (Cry it Out) University- Winter 2009.

Focused and able to poop in a freshly changed diaper. Winter 2009.

Honor's student and occasional timeout victim of big sister's imaginary school-Ongoing.

Cooperative preschool. Fall 2012.

Sesame Street, duh- Ongoing.

School of Hard Knocks(Home with dad). Fall 2011- Spring 2012.


Self-starter. Can dress oneself in the morning.

Takes initiative. Created and participated in sticker chart for potty rewards.

Imaginative. Can fake drive a car, but for-real honk the horn.

Creative. Yogurt catapulting. Can clear the table and reach the carpet 75% of the time.

Balanced. Sleeps in a big boy bed and only falls out occasionally.

The ultimate negotiator. Gets under big sister's skin in no time flat.

Excellent oral presentation skills. Excels at making the "vroom" sound while playing with cars.

A leader. Pretty good at telling pirate jokes.

Multi-tasker. Simultaneous nose picking and penis fidgeting.


Little Sister






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