How about daytime dad/mom?

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How about daytime dad/mom?
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Sat, 03-15-2008 - 9:20am

There is an article in todays local paper about a man works the night shift and spends his days caring for his children.


He uses the term Daytime dad to describe himself.


How do you feel about that term for shift workers who care for theri children during the day?


Found a link to the article:


http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/other/03/15/0315raisingaustin.html




Edited 3/15/2008 11:32 am ET by texigan-again

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 10:56am

It's OK with me.

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 11:01am

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 11:25am

I like it. I think it's a good way to concisely describe his work situation without having to go through the whole "I stay home with the kids all day, so to them it feels like I'm a SAHD, but I work at night"

The only reason we use the terms SAHP and WOHP is because it is a quick way to describe our situation, but the first implies that you don't work for pay, and most people associate the second with the traditional work during day/home at night. I think "daytime parent" is a quick and easy way to accomplish the same thing for a different work situation.

Renaissance Siggy



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Sat, 03-15-2008 - 11:33am
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Sat, 03-15-2008 - 11:40am

Sure, why not. It's a heck of alot more accurate that "sahp who works" and less open to misinterpretation.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 11:55am
Thanks for the link. I had never thought about something that he said, namely that it's really awkward to figure out how to appropriately spend time with other SAHPs (usually women) if you're a man. I wonder what my DH would think about lunch at McDonalds between a SAHM and a SAHD? How often would be considered "too often" if more parents aren't part of the group?
Renaissance Siggy



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Registered: 03-21-2001
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 1:57pm
I consider it crazy.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 3:06pm
I'm ambivilent. If he likes the term, great. Personally I'd never work a night shift. Bad for health and wouldnt he be sleeping at least some of the day? Otherwise really bad for health!
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Registered: 10-17-2003
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 8:40pm

I'm surprised he still feels so uncomfortable around the SAHM's.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 03-15-2008 - 9:47pm
clever.

 

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