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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
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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.

A Stay-at-Home-Dad Documentary?

July 11, 2013 | 06:12 AM

One thing I've really enjoyed about this blog is all the interactions it has allowed to me to have with complete strangers. People send really interesting and sometimes weird questions to me, some people tell me extremely personal details about their lives and then there's the typical "normal" conversations you would have with a blog audience (people that relate to your stuff and have stories of their own.)

The other night I opened my email and received the strangest message, it was from a production company wanting to do a documentary of some sort about stay at home dads. This person found my blog and Facebook page and wanted to talk. Immediately the red flag "scam" alert went off in my head. I figured it was someone wanting me to pay to get head shots disguising itself as a TV show or something suspicious like that. I was about to dismiss it as spam, but after talking it over with my wife we decided I should just go for it. I called the lady back and told her a little bit about our family situation. After 15 minutes or so she decided the producer of the show needed to do an interview with me.

Next thing I know I'm setting up a Skype interview with the casting producers of some production company in Los Angeles. Weird right? I later get an email telling me how to dress for the interview and for my make up to be camera ready. Makeup? Camera ready? This is about as camera ready as I get. I guess I will make sure I shower and shave that day. Does that make me "camera ready?"

Stay tuned for additional updates.

-Pete


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