Posts Tagged ‘carer’
As an average father (if there is such a thing), my father-son time is a lot more limited compared to my wife. On an average day, I get home at about 6.30, which leaves me just enough time to do Robert’s bath and read him his bedtime stories. Before work is a similar situation – the hour we have between waking up and leaving for our respective jobs is a fairly frantic affair, though I do usually get to spend more time with Robert than Sara does.
Obviously the weekends are much different beasts entirely, and I try to make up for my lack of interaction as much as possible. But generally speaking, my wife does the majority of the work when it comes to parenthood. This is something that I often feel guilty about, and occassionally even jealous of.
Today however was one of a rare selection of days where Sara’s job required her to stay late, so I get drafted in to do my bit. This usually involves me taking the afternoon off work, collecting Robert and spending the afternoon with him.