Shane has a happy family consisting of mum Elizabeth and kids Seanna, four, Miley, two, and Phoebe, one. Although Shane has only been a stay at home dad for a few weeks, he’s loving it so far.
“The amount of quality time I get to spend with my kids is what I love about being a stay at home dad,” Shane tells PakMag. “I now get to go and do something fun and exciting with them every day.”
However, there have been some challenges. “The youngest child, Phoebe, has not taken to drinking anything other than the boob. So, night time so far has been a massive challenge, but I’m making progress every day and getting more sleep all the time.”
Shane has had a lot of laughs so far as a stay at home dad. “There’s something nearly every day that cracks me up,” he explains. “The funniest so far would have to be my oldest daughter sneaking into my closet and dressing up in my clothes, walking around pretending to be daddy.”
Although Shane is not a “veteran by any means” as he describes, his advice for other stay at home dads is to “try and get out every day and spend a couple of hours either at the park or going for a walk just to break the day up. The days can get very long when you just sit at home.”