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19 Truths About Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

No, you're not babysitting.

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3. If you once thought being a SAHD would allow you to focus on your writing, music, or art, you now think, "Ha, ha, ha, ha!"

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This is because the job of a stay-at-home parent is exhausting and around the clock. You can still be creative, but it's harder than you thought — especially if you're a guitarist with a toddler who wants to touch the strings when you play.

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4. You're really sick of not finding changing tables in men's rooms.

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Many men's rooms now have changing tables — and hey, that's great! — but you still find yourself running out to the car to change your kid way too often.

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12. Some domestic skills take a little time to pick up.

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If you weren't raised with all that much exposure to domestic training, you might have a few hiccups in the early going — but you'll get it in time.

15. There can be some friction with your partner at first.

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Your partner might have a hard time relinquishing control of the home to you, but if you're patient with each other you will get on the same page before long.

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