So a few people in blogger land as well as a few people in the "real"world have been asking me about life as a stay at home dad. I have to tell you that it is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done! There are days when I feel like I may absolutely lose my mind... AND I would make the decision all over again to stay at home for the next year or more with our daughter. Luckily, that is an option for us.
For those of you thinking about it, or getting ready to take the leap I say do it! Don't let people scare you, yes you are going to be exhausted, yes it will seem like the walls are caving in, and yes you will at some point possibly think about jumping off the roof. And then your baby will smile at you, your son or daughter will be in a new person's arm and as long as he/she can see YOU they know they are safe and it will all be worth it.
The hardest part for me is to keep in mind that things are not going to look perfect in the house. Well first of all we're redoing the house, but even beyond that babies spit up/pee/drool/poop/puke on everything. Not to mention that it is hard to get dishes done when Zoey needs something every 2 minutes.
Tony is so amazing at making sure that he kicks me out of the house sometimes too. This is super important and I strongly suggest getting out of the house eevery day with the baby if you can. And absolutely take time for yourself when you can.
So, is it as hard as people say? Probably more so, but it is also the best thing you will ever do. I swear. There are days when I sort of miss the chaos of trying to save the world, but then my baby giggles at me, or does something for the first time and I know that I would rather be nowhere else.
GOOD LUCK! You're going to be great!