Thanks, Sara, for the invite! (The REVIVAL tour is over, and oh joy, I can return to my regularly scheduled blogging:)
I’d like to share my experience to help other parent-writers stay sane, have fun and still find the time to write with young kids at home—and not suffer through my trials and tribulations
My first son was born in 2007, and at the time I was working for a local newspaper. Over time, however, I cut back on my hours and decided to become a stay-at-home dad (especially after a second son was born in 2010.)
Other parents, who’ve walked the walk, will not and laugh when I say this, but honestly, I thought being a stay-at-home dad with one (and later) two infants/toddlers would be so easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
I mean come on, what do infants do all day? Eat, poop, sleep and repeat. Ok, yes, frequently, but still. Pffff, I got this, I said, slapping a hand against my manly chest.
Oh, how clueless and naive was I, the now former McDaddy and font of all parenting knowledge.
(It’s also around this time that I became hair-follicle-ly challenged…)
See, I tried writing when naptimes came along, (and they were frequent, but shoot… I’d need the limited time to handle normal things-around-the-house that needed to be done. Invariably, and nearly without fail, I would finally sit in my little office chair, exhaling a huge sigh of relief. Yes! Writing Zone time…
…And the baby would start to cry…
I could go on, but here’s the moral of the story:
I now write at night :)
Thanks Mark. For those of us that can't stay up past 8pm, it works just as well to write before they get up in the morning. :)
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