So, 1000+ posts in the stay at home mom section, and none here. Well okay, I must say, I kinda like the idea of being the first one here. So, here we go. I am a stay at home dad. Seems that's pretty rare, especially by the number of posts in this section. I've been told I'm doubly-rare in that I'm a stay at home dad with a little boy (just turned 2 this week, by the way) who has Down Syndrome. It was decision that my wife and I made, and we are comfortable with. When our baby was born, granted, it was no walk in the park. There were birth defects and surgies (stomach at 3 days old, and open heart at 6 weeks), but you can hardly tell now. Like I said, he's 2, and Down Syndrome or not, a 2 yo is still a 2 yo. Yeah, raising a Downs child isn't easy. It requires alot of paitience and understanding. Teaching a child takes on a whole new level (including sign language, detailed oral communication skills, grooss motor skill development, and fine motor skill development).
But I digress, I rant, when merely I just wanted to get something started here, and say hello to everyone.
I am so happy that you started posting on here, I to am a fellow stay at home dad. I am very proud of you for the things you have done for your family. I believe you will do a great job fathering your child. My son is now 9 y.o. and we are planning on having another child in the next year or two, keeping the fingers crossed. My wife would like to concentrate on her career and our family. I just wanted everyone here to know there are more stay at home dads every day. And hopefully the father figures will realize that we make a great parents and such a great influence on childrens lives.