Yesterday Beautiful left work early to come home and be with the boys while I wrestled with body aches and sinus pressure so intense that I though it was going to pop a hole into my forehead. I feel better today, at least functional, so off to work she goes and into the fray I head with the boys. One of the great byproducts of our situation, both of us having been the at home parent, is that we can move seamlessly into those responsibilities without losing a step. I know there are number of fathers out there that have never been at home with the kids that can do that too, and I am not saying in anyway that our situation is better than anyone else’s, just that it’s times like these that makes me thankful for our setup. Our boys will be soothed by either of us when they are hurt or sad, they are going to get the same nutritious meal from daddy or mommy, and the house will be nearly as clean with me there as with Beautiful. OK that last one might be stretching it a bit but you get the idea. I agree with Dispatches From Daddyland when he says “So Mommy can go away. Mommy can get hurt. And the world will not end.” The same is true in reverse, if daddy is down the world will not end for us or the boys. That being said things run a lot smoother when we are at our best and able to play our roles.