This is a comment by on the post ““Stay at Home Dads Can’t Be Content”: You Can’t Be Serious“.
As a SAHD, I felt the need to justify why. Then I wondered why that was. It was because d-bags like the guy who wrote the offending article identify being a man by their job. And I realized my job is giving my sons a strong, loving foundation that teaches them that fathers love their kids, fathers are involved with their kids, and fathers make time for their kids. That’s a far better calling than going online and bragging about my abs and my ‘other’ accomplishments.
So, now, if someone needs me to justify WHY I’m a stay-at-home-dad the answer is a stolid: “Because F-you, that’s why. I don’t have to justify my actions to anyone.” But then, most people don’t ask why. Most people don’t care why. Only the idiots who can’t understand, ask the question. And I have no time for people like that.
So, for all of you other SAHDs out there. Keep rocking it! Because no one will ever love your kids as much as you do.
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