58. Stay-at-Home Dad

Chris knew many of the other fathers made of him. He was pretty sure some of mothers did too. He was the president of Parent-Teacher Association at his daughter's school. He organized the bake sales, book sales and met with school principal regularly to share concerns he heard other parents. This is not why parents made of him. Other parents made fun of him this was all he did. Chris was a -at-home dad. His wife Maureen had a demanding full-time working for an investment bank. She made an salary, but the job meant going in early coming home late.

Chris was never good at a regular job. He got bored easily. He'd focus on his daughter and what was going at her school. He became the main caregiver. handled all of the household duties. He took daughter to and from school. He did all grocery shopping and cooked all the meals. He the house and helped his daughter with her . Everyone in the neighborhood called Chris "Mr. Mom". were other names Chris heard people calling him, "house husband" and "house-spouse".

Chris didn't mind his at all. He felt secure as a man. didn't believe that a woman's place was in home. He was glad that his wife loved job and worked hard. He worked hard, too. just didn't get a salary like Maureen did. was happy being paid the love and appreciation his family.

Sometimes Chris felt lonely though. When took his daughter to the park, there were other dads around. He felt strange talking to mothers. He didn't want them to think he hitting on them or trying to pick them .