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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.

Happy Father's Day you Fat, Lazy Bum

Happy Father's Day you Fat, Lazy Bum

July 08, 2013 | 06:02 AM

The missing Father's Day card my daughter made at school a month ago finally showed up. She gave me a great hand-made card on Father's Day, but when she found her "school" card, naturally she wanted me to have it too.

When I opened it, I couldn't help but laugh a little bit to myself. As you can see from the picture, the card was a recliner with a remote control and a bag of chips sitting in it. It said Happy Father's Day, but it might as well of said, "Happy Father's Day you fat and lazy bum."

Honestly, I don't care about the card, but I do think it shows a little bit of a simple-minded view of fatherhood from a half-century ago. I know a lot of dads, but I don't know a single one that I would describe as the tuned out dad with the remote in one hand and elbow deep in a bag of Ruffles with the other.

Funny stuff.

Offensive? No. But maybe time to show dads a little more respect.

Don't you think?


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