Now, that @NYCDadsGroup are up & running on Twitter, I saw an intriguing tagline come across the feed that caught my eye: Confessions of a stay-at-home dad by Sean Elder, on CNN & Oprah.com. Usually I am great at crediting the source, but I can’t remember who threw it up on twitter.
What I enjoyed about the article? The stay at home dad (San Francisco based) who wrote the article, Sean Elder, has a brother who is also a stay at home dad across the country (Brooklyn based). The tight-knit brothers share recipes, advice, and notes about their experiences. Elder has a passion for cooking…asked his wife for a $4,000 stove for his birthday. I dislike cooking and the only appliance I could fathom asking my wife for as a birthday present would be a Weber BBQ Grill. Additionally, I was struck by his comment “My mother was such a bad cook that when I was a boy I would pretend I was a prisoner of war being forced to eat her creative offerings — macaroni and cheese studded with sliced hot dogs.” My mom would have been in good company with his mom as it relates to cooking. Still having bad memories about the fish croquettes we had every week that were so dry that it took me over 100 chews to get one bite down. Nice to see we have something like this in common. Finally, it was nice to read such a fresh, candid, positive, and realistic dialogue about the life & feelings of a stay at home dad.
It’s a lengthy article, but worth the read!