As those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook might already know, I ended up taking my wife into the ER on Thursday. It sounds like she tore some muscle/ligaments after a fall. So I stayed home to take care of her and the kids.
My wife has gone through six knee surgeries since we got married, so I know the routine, but every time I come away with new respect for the single parents out there. And I’d like to state for the record that anyone who looks down on stay-at-home parents for not having a “real” job is an idiot.
Despite what most sitcoms would have you believe, I am capable of taking care of things at home. Mostly.[1. We’re not going to talk about that incident with the guppy and the microwave.] I did not set the stove on fire, the laundry is not pink, I did not misplace or forget about either child, and my children did not concoct an elaborate plan to get their mother back into action. But I found myself looking forward to coming back to work today so I could relax a bit and just worry about one job.
So today, we here at Jim’s blog salute single and stay-at-home parents. Props and respect to you all.