Monday, June 6, 2011

like a boss (or, how to compare careers)

so, i've been in the professional daddy business for about 10 months, and it occurred to me that even though i'm home, sometimes i forget that most people have jobs they have to go to during the week. it got me to thinking: parenting, be it a working parent or the stay-at-home variety, is a full-time job in itself, complete with a demanding boss (or set of bosses). consider this:

- you are often forced to work to work long hours, even nights and weekends, sometimes without a break.

- the boss will always let you know when you are not doing an adequate job, usually rather loudly.

- sometimes, there's just no pleasing the boss no matter what you do.

does this sound like your job? well, if you substitute 'child' for 'boss', then you have a parent.

it's not nearly as bad as it sounds, however. what other job is there that you get to play peek-a-boo during the day? or have a tickle fight? or watch cartoons? or get to see the joy and pride beaming from your kid's face because they did something for the first time?

yup, in this job, the pay may not be so great, but the benefits are awesome.

'so what makes you the right person for this job?'


  1. I have officially read your entire blog today. I have laughed a ton and will be sharing with my hubby tonight. Thank you for the insite

  2. Wait, I'm not supposed to be having tickle wars at work? Crap!

  3. Thanks Joe! LOVED this post! I use this very same logic when trying to help others understand that being a stay-at-home-parent is just as demanding a a 40hr a week out-of-the-home job. Thank God hubby understands this already, but some other people, not so much. We've got a new one (blog) ourselves hubby recently started. You may enjoy a peek at it ;).

  4. hehe, it looks great! adding it to the blogroll!