They’re off to school… now what?

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Aside from my current health issues, being a stay at home dad has been rather uneventful so far. This is the first year that all three of my little girls are in school. Since my wife is the only one working right now, I’m pretty much on my own. Other stay at home dads might have it a little better but with my physical limitations it’s boring.

I find that 10am – 2pm are the most boring hours of the day. Before I left my job, by 10 am I was already at work for 5 hours. Now, I’m just getting around and making coffee. There is always a little bit of cleaning to do but honestly, after a month of being home it’s as clean as it’s going to get. It’s 10:53am as I write and I’m bored to death. Once I finish this entry I’m not sure what I’m going to do.

Watching TV is always a good way to pass time but I can’t watch TV alone without falling asleep. If I fell asleep I would stay asleep until my wife got home from work. Then I would feel super guilty for just being a lazy bum. It’s now 10:56am. Wait, I could edit a video that I made for the blog. No, I still need to record that last segment. The last segment features the kids so that’s out. I need a hobby.

Alright guys, I’m sorry for this boring post. I didn’t make any plans to write this, I did it out of pure boredom. It’s 11:04am and I’ve got to go do something. What that something is, I don’t know yet.


2 Responses to They’re off to school… now what?

  1. Nathan, I can understand your boredom, but think about where you were a few weeks ago. You didn’t know what shape you would be in. You just need time to adjust to the change, and it will be okay. You are blessed that you have a good wife, and those beautiful girls. I am sure you can come up with something to do. Could you maybe contact someone who is in similar shape, and see how they deal with it? Did you ever think about doing some of the Online Surveys? I think you get paid a little for them. At least it would be something to kill time. hang in there. It will work out. Mary

    • Nathan says:

      I’m slowly adjusting but what I find the most difficult is to stay active. If I move around a whole lot I get sore and tire but I know if I don’t it will make things worse. The main thing to avoid boredom was opening this blog so I could actually spend my down time in a creative way. Thanks for your comment and I hope you come back to read some more stories.

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