When it comes to stay-at-home parents, moms are usually the first ones that come to mind. Yet with the shift of more women entering and securing positions in the workplace, we are seeing more and more stay-at-home dad’s out there raising the kids, paying the bills, running the household and having a blast doing it. In light of Father’s Day, we decided to interview one such dad who falls nothing short of earning the Amazing Dad award.
We interviewed Phil, husband and stay-at-home father of two children, ages 2 and 4. His wife tells us, “He’s an amazing stay-at-home dad because of his love for our kids. He’s tremendously patient, even with two toddlers, and somehow manages to stay on top of all their laundry!”
Here’s what Phil had to say about being a stay-at-home dad:
Me: “What are your biggest challenges as a stay-at-home dad?”
Phil: “Balancing the two different personalities of the kids definitely keeps me on my feet!”
Me: “What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened on your watch that you never told your wife?”
Phil: “I can honestly say I’ve told her everything.” (Good answer Phil!)
Me: What’s your favorite part of being a stay-at-home dad?
Phil: “Being able to see when the kids accomplish something- and how happy it makes them. Alex finished swimming lessons the other day and it was great seeing how proud he was”.
Me: In regards to your parenting style, do you obsess over the same types of things a stay-at-home mom might?
Phil: “I’m pretty easy going and I go with the flow. I don’t obsess.”
Me: “What is your favorite thing to do with your kids?”
Phil: “Right now, we love to swim. We just got a new pool and that’s where we’re spending a lot of our time.”
Hats off to Phil and Dad’s everywhere- Happy Father’s Day from HomeownersInsurance.com!