The Greatest Job in the World!

Well it’s official, I turned in my resignation today. I will be leaving the hotel and customer service industries to start a new and exciting profession. I start my new job on May 7th 2011. I’ll be working for four of the greatest bosses in the world, my family.

Kirsten and I have been trying to create the opportunity for me to become a Stay At Home Dad (SAHD) for awhile now. If you read “In Defense of Dads” you’ll know that for a time I was a Work From Home Dad and we both saw the positive effects it had on our boys both in their education and overall attitude. I grew up with a stay at home mom and a father who ran his own company which made both of my parents very accessible to me. I credit this as one of the biggest influences on my life and want to give my children the same.

For me being a stay at home dad is not a 5 year plan until Keria attends Kindergarten but rather a career choice. This is what I want to do. I want to explore the world with my children. I want to be the chaperon on the field trips. I want them to always have someone to come to with questions and concerns. I want to see the smile on Kirsten’s face when she comes home to dinner on the table, a clean house and can she can relax.

This is a new job for me and I will need some adjustment time, but I’m excited and can’t seem to stop smiling every time I think about it.

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shawn smucker
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 16:59:11

    Well done Jason, and good luck.

    Reply

  2. Andi
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 17:00:38

    WOO HOO!!!! I had hopes that this was your news. Congratulations!

    Reply

  3. Sara
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 17:01:38

    Congrats!

    Reply

  4. David Moulton
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 17:03:49

    That’s awesome! Growing up as a latchkey kid I always imagined that I’d like to be a SAHD some day.

    Reply

  5. chelleshell77
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 17:04:19

    Very excited for you cousin!

    Reply

  6. Jackie Kushto
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 17:21:46

    Yay! Im jealous of you. I so can’t wait to be able to do that. Enjoy!

    Reply

  7. Reboloke
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 20:58:35

    Congratulations! That’s awesome.

    Reply

  8. Ken Mueller
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 21:14:31

    congrats. c’mon over. we have stay at home everythings over here!

    Reply

  9. Jamie
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 07:48:27

    I’m so excited for you all!!!

    Reply

  10. Deuscain
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 16:02:46

    Congratulations! ^_^

    Reply

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