(NFR) I just found out I'm Mr. Mom

#16
Congrats, Jerry. You obviously have your priorities straight, as do the members of this site who recognize what's truly important.

Having read your posts about your father, and the significance of what he has taught you, I'm not surprised that you recognize that you have the ability to make the same difference to them.

Keep up the good work!

Andrew Toynbee
aka Riverdog
 
#18
That's cool Jerry! Congrats!

I've been an at home Dad going on 5 years now to our two boys (ages 3 & 6). I wouldn't trade my relationship with them for anything. It's one I never would have had if I was still working 60 hours a week. And I still get a kick out of the reaction from people when they ask me what I do for a living. "Oh Really? Hmmm. Well, ahh, yea that's pretty neat. Hey wait a minute...I wish I could do that."

I never did care for the "Mr. Mom" title. Always reminds me of that bumbling character Michael Keaton played in the movie.

Here's to you Jerry :thumb:

**DAD'S ADVICE
From a Father who has identified 35 truths he learned from his children:
1. There is no such thing as childproofing your house.
2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with
roller blades, they can ignite.
3. A 4-year-old's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded
restaurant.
4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong
enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing pound puppy underwear and a
Superman cape.
5. It is strong enough, however, to spread paint on all four walls of a
20x20' room.
6. Baseballs make marks on ceilings.
7. When using the ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up
several times before you get a hit.
8. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
9. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long ways.
10. The glass in windows (even double pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit
by a ceiling fan.
11. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh-oh", it is already
too late.
12. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke--------
* lots of it.
13. A 6 year-old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a
41-year old man says it can only be done in the movies.
14. A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day.
15. If you use a waterbed as a home plate while wearing baseball shoes,
it does not leak. It explodes.
16. A king-size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2,000 sq. ft house
almost 4 inches deep.
17. Legos will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year-old.
18. Duplos will not.
19. Play-Doh and microwave ovens should never be used in the same
sentence.
20. Super Glue is forever.
21. MacGyver can teach us many things we don't want to know.
22. So can Tarzan.
23. No matter how much Jell-O you put in the pool, you still can't walk
on water.
24. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
25. VCRs do not eject PB&J sandwiches, even though TV commercials show
they do.
26. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
27. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
28. You probably don't want to know what that odor is.
29. Always look in the oven before you turn it on.
30. Plastic toys do not like ovens.
31. The fire department in Seattle has at least a 5-minute response time.
32. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms
dizzy.
33. It will, however, make cats dizzy.
34. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
35. A good sense of humor will get you through most problems in life.
(....unfortunately, mostly in retrospect)
 
#19
Congrats ! it's hard work I know I stayed home with my first when she was just a baby for five months. There were days I wanted to jump out the window that's for sure! well won't be long now and you will be out here with the rest of us working stiffs! but til then enjoy !
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
#20
Thanks again guys. Yeah, wish I could stay home all the time actually. I've pretty much been the main parent, even when I was married. Wish I could stay home fulltime, but my ex doesn't pay child support (or hasn't in God knows when) and I'm pretty much their only support. I make alot more at my job, and isn't fair for my girlfriend to try and support me. LOL. Though I wouldn't mind having her be my Sugar Momma. ;)

Yeah, it's been tough, my girlfriend was a Godssend for sure. Was burning my candle at both ends. Wasn't anything new, my ex doesn't even know my son (she pretty much was out of his life since she stopped breastfeeding him). She works for the airlines, so wanted to live the jetset life, while I wanted to be more of a "family".
 
#21
Great job man. I hope when I get to the point in life where progeny enter the picture I can be as caring and responsible as you. Good on ya. :beer1:
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#23
As a part-time Mr. Mom myself, my hat's off to you. It's a big job and one a lot of guys don't really understand, even when the shoe's on the other foot. Sounds like you're a teriffic Dad whether you're working or staying home. Maybe you should think about making an honest woman out of your girlfriend - sound like this one just might work out . . . :-D

K