Well it’s not the first time I’ve blogged as I have my main one, however, it’s the first time I’ve decided to write about a non-entity in France, the Père au Foyer or Stay at home Dad.
My son, Rémy, was born on the 19th May 2007. At the time I was out of work and struggling – having lost my job in June of the previous year. I had filled in the gap with some translation work, until Rémy was born. When his Maman “Thumpah” went back to work in September 2007 I started my new job in earnest, looking after my son. At first it certainly wasn’t very easy and on a few occasions in my first few weeks I would panic and phone Thumpah to ask what I needed to do. However, within a month or so I finally picked up the basic skills needed to look after a baby and the rest came as time went on, dropping the occasional clanger (or nappy!).
So, I hope that you’ll find my ramblings about being a Père au Foyer in France an interesting read. I will catch up on the last 15 months of Fatherhood as I post, along with things happening at the present time. Feel free to contribute your thoughts – as it is a bit of a solitary job and I’m sure other Dads in the same situation will love to read your contributions on here.