The Only Living House Dad in Eau Claire is a song I heard on public radio – A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keiler. Thanks to Matt S. for forwarding on this gem. The song’s introduction states that “life is a good deal different” for house dads. True, but not too much different from most primary caregivers. My situation is a bit different than the father in the song because in NYC as I am fortunate to NOT be the only at-home-dad around. I have mentioned this in the past, but it’s nice to see more media outlets highlighting our involved daddy role in the form of songs, books, comic strips, news articles, and even music video.
To lift a few classic lines from this song- a house dad is ” a swan in a herd of ducks”…”And mothers do not talk to me at all. They sit down at their end and I at mine…I can see that they are thinking: per-vert.”
“To find another house dad — that’s my goal. To sit and talk of vaccinations and the Super Bowl. But two house dads — I know what moms would say, They’d look at us and think, They’re gay. Gay— gay.” Here is an at-home dad looking for that unique dynamic of seeking another dad in a similar situation to talk about teething, nutrition, birthdays, sports, and visiting museums…and the stereotype that might come with it. A bit extreme, but hilarious!
Give a listen to the link provided above or check out all of the lyrics to the song here: The Only Living House Dad in Eau Claire – Please share your thoughts, What do you think?
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