I'm new to this website, having been recruited by Nick Marshall of Caribbean Culture, and interviewed by him as a blogger living in the region. My blog has no photos, but plenty of opinions on a wide variety of topics - one of which is "On being a housefather", which I posted in October 2013.
[para] I did the job for five years, with our son and only child between the ages of six and eleven. I hadn't wanted a child, and had a lot of trouble adjusting our comfortable lifestyle to his presence. Luckily, he had charm enough to captivate me entirely, so that I jumped at the opportunity to stay home and be the "parent of first resort" when both parents working became too stressful. It was the best job I ever had, and I cherish every memory. (You'd think I could have done better than a lousy 600-word essay on the subject, but apparently not!)
[para] EVERY man should do it, if the family finances can bear it.