641. Chore and Privilege

While I am not a stay-at-home dad, I suppose, I’m a semi-stay-at-home-dad.

I have a small webdesign business which I supplement with temp work, but Char is the one who earns the money. So I bring and pick up and take care of Jay, many an evening, morning and in-between.

It is tiresome and I do feel trapped at times, but for a lot of reasons that’s how things came to be. At this point in our lives. In some years, they might be different.

And while I feel bad often enough about not being able to go 100 percent in work-mode, or sometimes at all … I also love the damn job. At home …

It is a chore and a privilege at the same time. I wonder if it can ever be different to be a parent?


This is a slightly edited version of a comment I submitted to this post on the excellent blog, Peace Hacks. I thought it deserved to be pinned here.