While I’ve been on the road, I’ve met a lot of different kinds of dads. Dad cooking has so become commonplace I’ve met dads that can make gourmet meals, dads that stick to frozen pizzas and dad that can make the classics with their own special touches.
We’re all open to cooking and having fun. I’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of dads who stay at home while the mother works. Gender roles have changed dramatically over the last 20 years and no longer is dad the sole breadwinner. It’s just as natural for mom to head out to work every day while dad gets the kids ready for school and cooks. Here are some benefits to being a stay at home cooking dad.
Time to Prepare
Too little time is one of the most common problems dads have when it comes to preparing meals. We just don’t have the time to put everything together. Time is precious. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. Stay at home dads run around like crazy, but we can also take a few minutes to plan and prepare a meal.
Head to the grocery store to get ingredients, chop and prepare the meat and vegetables and cook it to perfection. We will always have those days when we have to make something quick, but there will also be those days when we can create something magical.
Quality Time with the Kids
Not enough time with the kids is another common problem. Dads who work so much, they end up missing out on their kids’ activities and miss spending time with them. We’ve all heard our kids ask to play or come to their concert, but we couldn’t make it because of work. The stay at home dad is no longer chained by a 9-5 job. We would love to spend all the time in the world with our children and stay at home dads have that opportunity.
It not always be easy between getting to ballerina practice for your daughter and piano lessons for your son, but most of the time we can make it. There is nothing worse than waking up one day and finding out our kids are all grown and we don’t know where the time went.
Freedom of Choice
When mom cooks, you’re at the mercy of what she wants to make. You could be craving meatloaf or fried chicken, but you’re stuck with pork chops. Being a cooking dad and preparing all the meals lets you choose what everyone eats. It may seem like a small thing, but it’s not.
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