I was a stay-at-home-father (recalling Cobain’s “I tried hard to have a father, but instead I had a dad…” from Serve The Servants puts me off “dad”) for our son’s first two years. Whenever my father called, he’d ask about the baby; we’d chat… he would invariably close every conversation asking, “So, are you doing anything…?”

Interspersed with the many compliments people, especially women, proffer the involved father is the invariable: “Babysitting, are you?”

This was an entire generation past. Doubtless there are many great things out for full-time, single & stay-at-home fathers, but the grass is always greener, too:)

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics

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