I found this on the floor, have no idea where it goes or where it’s from :-/ should I be worried? (Taken with instagram)
Hands down best $5.99 I’ve ever spent :-) (Taken with instagram)
1- hide it in something tasty. Mac n cheese with canned corn mixed in? Meatloaf with onions tomato green beans and carrots?
2- be a good example Remember - monkey see monkey do!
3- Raise them from day one to think “candy” means stuff like corn carrots and green beans
Taken with instagram
By any other name (Taken with instagram)
I guess… This is crazy. It’s weeks like this that remind me why I started this blog. If I’ve never really made it clear before, here we go: Im dating the most beautiful, most awesome girl in the world. I love her with all my heart, and she loves me. But she also has a daughter from her previous marriage. We live together, and I help with the day-to-day of getting the little one up and ready for school, fed, to school, all that stuff. I’m basically a stay-at-home dad. But I’ve had no experience as a dad, nor as a stay-at-home parent. Nor as a late newcomer in the gig. I guess I just hoped to reach out, to find advice. I still do. And I find it cathartic to write my thoughts down.
Well… It’s Sunday. As to when Sunday… I get to travel through time! Woot! The clocks get changed back an hours at 2, but if we switch them back, is it ever really 2? Just something to think about.
Can’t say how productive this week was. It ended up that the munchkin got out of school at noon at week. I was able to get most of my daily stuff done. But not much on my not-so-secret projects.
Made a few good dinners. Nothing spectacular. No-knife spaghetti was good, but the garlic bread was the big winner. Things are tight. And I’m trying to keep them from getting tighter. I’m hoping that Friday, Annie’s first payday at her new job will kinda pull things together. Is that bad? I don’t want her to work, I want to contribute, but right now it’s what we have. So I’m hoping I can stretch what money I have into gas, groceries, money to sign up for classes in spring…
I’m hoping to get the laundry sorted right now, I can take it to my parents, and while I’m there mom said she’d help me make stuff out of clay.
Monday i’m hoping to get to City hall to find out about the street fair. I really need to do that, my main priority. Then I gotta get in touch with these people about the swap meet.
I’m done tweaking my website. I’m going to focus on selling and getting stuff out there, making money before I try and find other ways to make money.
Well the laundry isn’t going to sort itself. I’m gonna go get it done. Maybe a workout after that. I need to try and work out 2 - 3 times a week.
So much to do so little time. I just have to remember this week: “what do I want - what am I doing - will this help me get where I want to be” I guess it would be good to know where I’m going….
This week is the beggining of all different kinds of crazy. Annie Started her new job today. So she’s exhausted as all hell. Since she’s gonna be working two jobs, that means I have to step up the child care skills. I got most of the groceries, and I just need to fold some of the laundry. The house is decently clean. I still need to clean up the third bedroom and fix Annie’s “filing” system. I’m still not sure yet what I’m going to make for dinner, let alone every other meal between now and next week. But if I’ve ever had faith in anything, its my skills in improvisation… :-/ Heck what am i gonna do with a bossy over-sugared 4 year old all next week???
I’m also trying to get things going on a few side ventures of my own. Stuff that won’t completely occupy my time but might help supplement the household income. So I have to find ways to get all that done to. I have to figure out what it is that has to get done, and then do it… can’t do it the other way around.
I need to figure out who to talk to about selling things at the local Christmas Street Fair. Considering I’m selling christmas peppermint stick pens, that seemed like a good place to start.
I also was able to talk my mom into letting me clean out the garage and sell the stuff at one of the local swap meets. I have to make sure to figure out who to talk to about those.
as much as I don’t like being unemployed, as much as I miss work, its not like I have a lot of free time anymore… hm…
well, here’s hoping this week turns out well!
Best of luck to anyone reading this!
Ok so I’m going to try and write here regularly… Again. Maybe switch up what it is I write… But I figure Monday I can write about plans for the week Friday could be retrospective. Gonna see what happens.
I think that’s a fitting title for this post, because that’s what this is- the beginning of my story. My name is Matt. And I have, through my own plot and planning, have accidentally fallen into the position of stay at home dad. I’m not married. Nor do I have any children. Yet I wouldn’t be here telling this story if it weren’t true. I’ll get more into how I got where I am down the road. A couple of things: 1)I’ve never really blogged before. 2) I started this on my iPhone. So I really don’t know what it does or looks like on any other computer or phone. Now, I must retire for the night, as a stay at home dads morning is an early one.