Dad Duty — Day 3

Honestly, when I first set out on this blogging adventure, the last thing I wanted to do was fall into a category, specifically, that of a daddy blogger.

I’m not trying to do that. Honest. I’m trying to blog about what is going on. And, well, this week, guess what’s going on? Yup. Kids. Kids. And more kids.

Thursday marks the start of day care, which means I’m back to work and settling into the routine of daily drop off for the kids. This is the first year without in-laws watching them, but they are going to a very familiar place where we have 100 percent trust — so there’s nothing to worry about there.

But, as you know, they’ve been my responsibility this week during the day. And, well, my motto was adventure. I can’t sit home. Have to be on the go. And today, we stayed close to home at a nearby park.

Here’s a look:

This picture had such potential. I took eight. This is the best one. And, of course, as I look at it now I’m like, yeah, I’ve got to learn how to do Erin’s hair.

“Daddy, it’s not a motorcycle, it’s just a regular number eight bike.”

“Daddy, daddy, Erin’s driving the fire truck! Daddy, daddy. She’s driving it.” And, um, again with the hair.

One of my favorite moments of the day.

The park has a lake. We circled it. Erin in her stroller. Aidan on his big wheel.

And that’s it. It wasn’t an easy three days. I’m not sure I could be the stay at home dad, but it was a lot of fun. And I thank you for sharing in it with me.

Now, let the madness begin.

7 Comments on “Dad Duty — Day 3”

  1. heatherdc says:

    These pics are sooo cute! How fun to have the kids alllll day, allll week. 🙂 looks like you guys are doin’ it right

  2. fritz says:

    of course you could be a stay at home dad! erins outfit matches…the hair will come (secretly i cannot even do my own hair!)

  3. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    Do they make Erin’s pink gigham capris in grown up sizes? I likey.

  4. Molly says:

    A looks so much like you in that first picture…

  5. Jennie says:

    Funny that you said that about her hair – I was just thinking how cute I thought it looked before I read that. I don’t think you need to worry about anyone looking at her hair because, good LORD, those eyes. Beautiful. And most beautiful of all? Your love for your kids. I love that you spent so much time with them this week.

  6. JenBun says:

    OK, so if I take just ONE of those adorable kids, you’ll still have one left… that’s OK, right?!?

    Maybe just borrow? Either one, really.


  7. Clink says:

    I can’t deal with your children. They are delicious.

    Also, I may or may not bring in a photo of Erin’s hair and say to my stylist “THAT is the color I want. Right there. Replicate, please.”

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