Here’s another daddy blogger who is making his mark on blogosphere. By reviewing his early posts, he writes how he and his wife made a decision to have him stay home with the four children and she would to work.
I knew he was a great guy when he dedicated his first blog post to his wife. It’s titled “Happy Anniversary Darling” and in it he writes (in part):
I’ve waited until today to launch [my blog], and I want to dedicate the endeavour to my wife, not for what it is now, nor what it may become, but for what it represents for our future and the opportunities we are yet to see
After being a stay at home dad for a short period, he had a wake up call. In his post titled I’m Not Sexist”, he describes the responsibilities of a stay at home dad (or mom).
The workload is astonishing. You are everything to everybody. You are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. You are the cook, the cleaner, the chauffer. You are the nanny, the nurse, the teacher. You manage the accounts, the household supplies (within a budget), and maybe three, four or five different schedules. You often have to be two different places at any one time. The schedule and the demands on your time can be overwhelming.
It’s been an eye opening experience, but he’s handled it well. Along with the children, he also had to deal with the family pet. This post brought tears to my eyes, and is titled, ““The Loss Of A Well Loved Pet”. Grab a Kleenex and check it out. In part, it says
On the morning that I was to take him [the dog] to the vet, we went for a last walk in the woods. He didn’t go very far because he just couldn’t, his ailing health had taken its toll. He still sniffed around and he still wagged his tail and this made it all the more difficult.
You may have seen him here or somewhere else in blogosphere. His name is Dave Fowler, and his blog is “Teach My Children Well”.
Join me in re-welcoming Dave to the BWAB community.
Hello again, Dave!
Enjoy your reign.
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