You know, the one that said I’d be a part of Fatherhood Fridays? Well, it’s 9:47pm local time, so technically it’s still Friday. I’m not absent, just cutting it close.

A big thank you to all of the people who have sent me notes over the past week congratulating me on my decision to be more involved and at home. I know all of you SAHD out there will understand this-but there is a real stigma associated with men who don’t have a full-time job. Surprisingly, it’s not just other people, it’s also me! Your reassurances have been great.

This has been a busy week. Even though my new sales job is part-time, I still had to fly away for some training for a couple of days. Then, I had a couple deadlines to hit, and before I knew it, the week was over.

I flew out of town on Monday night and arrived home on Thursday afternoon. Surprisingly, Nick has been a little shy towards me since I’ve been back. If he has his druthers, it’s Mom that he has been calling for to get him a drink or to change his diaper. This is a little hard on me, but it will pass. In the meantime it’s a great reminder of why I’m on this journey and why the cost of not succeeding is so high. That is very motivational. His behaviour hasn’t all been bad though; we had a great time at the park near our house last night. I’m sure the robins that we chased around would have a different opinion though.

The next week will be great. We’ll be visiting with some family over the weekend, and then I’ll begin making sales calls on Monday. My schedule should be sales Mondays and Wednesdays, writing Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then Fridays will be for writing/catch-up/picking Nick up REALLY early/whatever.

Good luck to all of you Dads out there.


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