Parenting is a hard gig. We all know this (we’re looking at you, moms). There’s a million things that need to get done every day that go unnoticed by the outside eye–even those that actually may live inside your house (we’re not calling anyone out here).
One Australian dad found out the old fashioned way how being a stay-at-home parent is actually really, really difficult. In fact, Brad Kearns barely survived the 16 hours of stay-at-home parenting.
After he found out his wife, Sarah, had to go to the hospital one day–which Kearns explained in a Facebook post–he became “the mum” and assumed all the tasks she usually handles. Well, apparently, by 5:01 p.m., the “living quarters [were] trashed” and “rations reduced to tiny teddies, gravy stock, tea bags and a clear lack of defrosted meat.” Uh oh.
Kearns also had some new insights on what it’s really like to parent an infant during bedtime:
“As the night rolls on and my patience wears thin; I reduce myself to keeping Knox quiet by allowing him to place stickers on my (very hairy) legs. He was being quiet… “It’s okay, I can shave them off in the morning” was the thought. “Just don’t wake Finn.”
It’s beautiful. It’s such a nice and serene moment you get to share with them…
Right up until the part where he FUCKING SCREAMS FROM THE HIGH HEAVENS… As if I’ve thrown him at a wall by his legs!
At least it’s only once a night right??? I mean, why wouldn’t I want to do it all again at 10:30….12:00….1:45….3:30….
I was so excited to know the trend would continue at 5:00 except it was actually the beginning of the new day. Did you know sleep deprivation is a form of torture???”