This morning, January 5th, began my stint as a full-time ‘stay-at-home-dad’. I can’t be happier about this moment! As a freelance trombone player, my schedule allows me the privilege to be able to stay home and take care of my son. Thankfully, Stacy has a good job and is the main breadwinner of our partnership. I guess we are a family of the new generation! (Gee, ain’t we progressive?!!)
Our little boy, Griffin, is about the cutest and funniest thing I have ever encountered! Before he was born in October, I had visualized what a day at home with a baby would be like. I would play with him, read to him out loud, dance around with him while listening to great music, listen to NPR to become wordly, then feed him. He’d fall asleep for a while and I would be able to get any number of things accomplished around the house. Maybe I could practice, make dinner, do laundry, arrange some music, write letters, read books and newspapers, or just be generally productive while he is sleeping.
Two months into his life, I have lost all expectations of getting ANYTHING accomplished during the day!
At least there are plenty of meals made and ready to go in the refrigerator and freezer and we’re caught up on laundry! Starting from square one and hopefully ending on square one week after week!
Check back for all the fun details of the adventures of Dad and Griffin!
Any suggestions on entertaining a 10 week old? I’ll take ’em!