Maybe it happens in a grocery store. Perhaps it comes in a playground. Maybe it comes in a library, or a gas station, or on a neighborhood stroll.
The question for a daytime dad, of course, isn’t where the condescending stares or awkward exchanges happen, but when.
Wait, daytime dad?
Think of it this way: As the sun rises so, too, does your responsibilities as a father. And as the sun sets and mom takes over the parental duties, your life as a working dad begins.
Two jobs, each vastly different. Both are equal parts exhausting and rewarding, but mostly rewarding.
Life as a daytime dad, which differs dramatically from a stay-at-home dad, presents a unique set of challenges.
For starters, there is the issue of sleep (it does happen but hours fluctuate).
Then there are the stereotypes (yes, my days are often spent at or near a playground; and, yes, most of my adult interaction is with stay-at-home mothers who are out with their own children. But, no, I am not here to hit on you.)
But being a daytime dad also has tremendous advantages; for example, life often isn’t crowded, which creates immeasurable bonding time with the Little One. Oh, and there are almost never any lines.
Here, you will experience what it’s like to be a daytime dad. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you can’t. Hopefully, you’ll laugh and enjoy some of our adventures.
Stay tuned …