Daddy Babble the FirstCasey Mullins
Did you know my husband writes for Babble too? It’s been fascinating to hear his side of things (and I’d be lying if I said there weren’t a few things he’s written that have either surprised me or caused their own little riff up in my house.) He’s had a few bumps and bruises along the way, getting used to the way things work and the way people just throw their opinion out there like a net to catch controversial fish.
He’s certainly not a stay-at-home dad, but he does take solo parenting duty quite often when I’m out of town. Since we have no family nearby we rely on each other, daycare and the occasional neighbor who is willing to help us out. Cody and I have been married for 11 years and it hasn’t always been peachy keen, but where we’re at now is divine and he’s the best dad and husband I could have ever ended up with (gag with the goopy sappy love crap right?)
One of my biggest concerns when Cody was in law school was that once he was a lawyer he would never have time for me or our kids (well, kid at the time.) The stereotype surrounding lawyers is that they work all the time and roll in piles of money. Truth is Cody’s job is a pretty regular 8-5:30, and while there are certainly more stressful times than others, he’s pretty much found the perfect job for our life at the time. His office is 5 minutes from our home and he’s even taken Addie to work with him on occasion when I have something else going on. We’re lucky, we’re blessed and gosh I sure do like him.
Here’s some of what Cody has written about his life as a full time working dad to two little girls and the glorious me if you’re interested:
We both admit that we need time away alone from our little children, here’s his side of the story.
The last time I left town the baby ATE EVERYTHING. He did his best to keep her full, even if it did involve a lot of pizza.
Like the VonTrapps, we all have whistles.
Find more of Casey’s writing on her blog moosh in indy or her Babble Voices site Shutterlovely. She’s also available on twitter, facebook, flickr and Instagram. If you can’t find her any of those places? Check the couch, she’s probably taking a nap.