Monday, March 3, 2008

FAQ for Jeff, the Stay-at-home Dad

Other FAQ:
FAQ for Amy

Coming soon:
Blogging FAQ
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What was his job before he decided to stay at home?

He was a construction engineer (aka flipped a house) before that he was an outside sales person for a large telecom company that went bankrupt.

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Does he have a blog too?

Jeff doesn’t have a blog, although he dreams about blogging (not in the sense that he wants to blog, but that he has dreams about me and the time I spend blogging). In a way this blog is Jeff’s too. He reads all the comments and is encouraged by your support.

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Does he get mad at you if you put something in the dishwasher in the wrong spot?

Jeff is very pleasantly surprised when I actually do the dishes. Of all the chores around the house loading the dishwasher is my one responsibility, which I often forget to do. He knows that if he were to criticize my techniques I would abandon this chore entirely.

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What's his favorite book from the kid's bookshelf?

“My Bedtime Book of Favorite Nursery Rhymes” by Roger Priddy


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Does he ever complain about being left out of moms groups?

He never complains, but in the beginning I was disappointed when my moms group didn’t include him on walks and trips to the park. Jeff is a very social individual and has never had a problem meeting new people. It didn’t take long for Jeff to establish his own relationships with other moms.


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Does he and the girls belong to a playgroup?

Yes, his playgroup meets once a week. He met a mom at the park and keep running into her at the library. Eventually she invited him to join her playgroup. There are five other women in the play group, I have only met one of them.


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What is a quick easy dinner for the family, I need some ideas.

Enchiladas,the recipe is on the back of the Lawry’s enchilada sauce seasoning package. He serves it with salad in a bag and refried beans. The enchiladas can be prepared ahead of time and then popped in the oven 20 minutes before dinner.


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Thank you to pb&j in a bowl, Nap Warden and Kidzmama for asking these questions about my favorite person.

Please stay tuned for the next FAQ post on Blogging

Other FAQ:
FAQ for Amy

8 comments:

Just My Type said...

It was great to read about Jeff. I think you should do a part two later with more questions. It was too short!

Hi Jeff!!!!

Irene said...

That was very interesting. I think it is great that he is in a mom's group! It reminds me of Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom. (minus the strip club).

Gray Matters said...

Sounds like you've got yourself one great guy! I think your children will be so grateful for this time with him.

Fine For Now said...

I really like your idea of the questions and answers. It really helps to get to know you both better! I wish I was cool enough to have F & A on my blog! :o)

Amy said...

I loved this!! I've always been curious about how it is for a SAHD.

carrie said...

It's so nice to hear about your hubs! I am impressed that he gets just as much from the blog as you do - wish mine did! And kudos to him for being in the mom's group. They are lucky to have him there, indeed! :)

HRH said...

That was really fun. My closest "mommy" friend for 2 years was a stay-at-home dad of twins the same age as my oldest. He dragged me to playdates as a buffer. He only complained when everyone else in our regular playgroup was pregnant (except him). He and his wife are now one of our closest friends and now we get together for poker instead of toddler play.

Huckdoll said...

Wow, that was so interesting to read. I need to find that recipe!! Yum.