When Daddy is in Charge

by Petia Mitchell Posted on June 13, 2013

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A couple of years ago, the new economic reality dictated that my husband becomes a SAHD (stay at home dad). Daddy-hood was not easy at first. It got easier with time.

Being who I am, I was always a little jealous of all the time my kids get to spend with their dad instead of me, and also always wondered what really goes on when daddy is in charge… I had the chance to ‘peek in’ a couple of weeks ago, and this is what I saw:

1. When daddy is in charge, a seemingly ordinary everyday school pickup becomes the time to share schoolyard stories, struggles & triumphs.

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2. When daddy is in charge, shoulder rides are the norm.

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3. When daddy is in charge, flying kites on a windy day after school is not out of the question.

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4. When daddy is in charge, after school snacks are home made & yummy.

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5. When daddy is in charge, discussing how a Lima bean grows is the stuff of life.

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6. When daddy is in charge, HE IS the jungle gym.

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7. When daddy is in charge, reading Beauty & the Beast while wearing princess tiaras is totally normal, and in fact essential.

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8. When daddy is in charge, brushing hair with utmost care & patience is required.

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9. When daddy is in charge, watching cartoons piled up on the bed is such a daddy thing to do!!!

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10. When daddy is in charge, his hand is always available to hold (and always will be).

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I can’t help but think how fortunate our kids are to have Daddy be in charge every day.


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more about Petia Mitchell

I'm mom to my adorable and energetic twins, and I’m married to an amazing husband and father. I’m a lover of photography, vintage anything, driving with the windows down, and cake. I believe with all my heart in the gift of an ordinary day & try to live my life by inhabiting the moment whenever possible.

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