Editor’s Note: Sometimes the loss of a job turns into a win for the formerly employed person. That’s exactly what NYC Dads Group member Dan Giardino found out.
I found myself home recently on a “forced vacation,” if you wish to call it that.
I was in between jobs and taking full-time care of my little Bay-boo (2-year-old daughter). Those few weeks really helped me and my wife put things into perspective. Although my mind was occupied with job searching, I often took a step back and lived in the moment. No amount of worry was going to change the place I found myself, so I had to let go and live life as it was.
I have been a very hands-on father since the start. When my wife returned to work, I took two weeks off to help her ease into her new title of “working mom.” It was during those two weeks that I fell in love with fatherhood and wanted to be a full-time stay-at-home dad (SAHD).