Yep, 6 months ago I gave up paid work to become a stay-at-home Dad.
And what an adventure it has been.
So what have been some of the highlights?
Well, we are virtually on a first-name basis with the animals at the zoo.
Going for trips on the train
Enjoying coffee and baby chinos together
Playing with the dogs
Learning to cook
Doing the gardening
Going to birthday parties
Playing in the rain
Riding our bikes
Visiting Bradley's brothers and sister in Adelaide
Suffering through the World Cup loss
And just lounging around
Not to mention Kidz Unplugged, visiting the library, going to the gym and just playing with friends.
So what have I learnt?
- Caring for a 2 year old is challenging and HARD work.
- Being part of a great support group is essential (thanks BaBS group :-)
- Have a variety of activites and spread them out.
- Try new things
- Stop and enjoy the moment. Because it goes all too fast
But this journey has also allowed me to learn somethings about myself.
- I can be tolerant
- I can change
- I can learn new things
So how I would sum it up.
Caring for a toddler is 50 times more work than any job I have ever had.
But 1000 times more rewarding !!!