Great video on being a stay at home parent

I absolutely love this video! Part of the Washington Posts’ “On Being” series, it’s a real snapshot of what life is like as a stay at home parent. I emphasis the word parent because in this case the parent happens to be a Dad, but not once in the story does that even come up.

Is the SAHD dying and being replaced by the SAHP – Stay at Home Parent? I, for one, hope so. Like RebelDad, I hope that someday SAHD’s will be a normal part of the parent landscape and not treated like some kind of weird anomaly. This video does that very nicely.

Thanks to for the lead.

2 responses to “Great video on being a stay at home parent

  1. Stay at Home Dad (SAHD) reminds me of when I was first a parent (some 20 years ago) that I was sometimes asked when I was at home with my son: “Are you babysitting?” I was quite offended as babysitting your own child was not what a Dad did except for other people’s children. No one everr asked my wife if she was babysitting. We have come a long ways but not there yet (or ever, I suspect.)

  2. I agree Paul. The “oh, Dad’s babysitting” always gets me. Um, no, actually I am being a parent.