My first full work week from home is nearly in the bag and it’s been good. Atticus and Arlo are generally super good but after 5 days, I think they’re figuring out a plan of attack on their Old Man. I swear, Atticus said, “I will break you” behind his pacifier earlier before laughing, turning around, and fake farting on me.

For the most part, I let the kids have the run of the house while I’m at my desk. Of course, I take frequent breaks to play with them, pick up, and help around with the everyday chores of the house. Arlo has discovered one of Atticus’ favorite activities; putting the dry dog food into the dogs’ water dish. I mean, it’s been nearly 3 days since Atticus has dumped a whole bowl of food into the water so someone must take up the responsibility! Enter LoLo, Faithful Devotee of the Eater of Worlds.

Despite their uncanny ability to undo any amount of picking up in the time it takes to answer an email, I feel like I’m falling even more in love with these little guys. They’re just the happiest babies and this week has been a joy spending time with them. I really hope I can pull this off for the long term. And maybe squeeze a shower in at naptime.

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So, I’m working at my desk and Atticus (2-year-old) is rummaging around in the pantry for a snack; we keep snacks on a low shelf for easy access, and he brings me a granola bar. I’m the only one in the house that really eats granola, so I’m not sure he really wants it…

Atticus: “Open, Dada.”

Me: “Are you sure, buddy? That’s a granola bar.”

Atticus: “Open, Dada. Please.”

Me: “Okay…” opens granola bar and hands it to him

Atticus: looking at the granola bar in his hands “Ew, yuck.”

Atticus then tries to quickly throw it in the trash. I catch him and tell him that it’s okay, not to throw it away, Daddy will eat it for a snack. He gets a pack of gummies which I open for him and now I’m eating a granola bar. I’m fat but regular, I guess. 😛

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We’re a modern, tech-age fam-i-ly…

Today is day 3 of my first full week of being a work-from-home, stay-at-home dad with actual babies in the house. I started a post on Monday but got caught up in the milieu of all that being a work-from-home, stay-at-home dad is. Our youngest, Arlo (1 year, 4 months old) has been a bit under the weather – snotty and coughy so he kept me busy… Maybe this should be Forgot to Blog instead of Forgot to Shower.

At home today, I have Arlo, Atticus (2 year, 5 months), and AubreeRose (6, first grade) She’s “sick” today. It’s also my 42nd birthday. Not a big deal. Rounding out the fam is Huxley (9, 4th grade), Nicholas (15, 10th grade), and my lovely wife, Jillian (“27”).


If I have time, I’ll post more soon.



Hi, I’m Chris Fason. I’m a husband, father of 5, comic and children’s book illustrator, graphic designer, nerd, and now I’m stepping my toes into Dad Blogging waters. This isn’t quite my first rodeo; I’ve had various blogs over the past couple decades and currently sometimes post junk on my art site: https://doodlesquat.com

This week is my first week as a stay-at-home, work-from-home Dad for the foreseeable future. It’s also be the babies’ last week at daycare. The daycare requires a 2-week notice and since we have to pay for it, I might as well enjoy my first week adjusting to this whole thing, baby free. However, Atticus (2 yrs, 5 months) and Arlo (1 yr, 4 months) are home with Daddy today. It began when I forgot Arlo’s bottle. He’s not a big fan of sippy cups yet so we send a bottle every day. After dropping off “the Bigs” (Huxley, 9, 4th grade; and AubreeRose, 6, 1st grade) I knew I’d have to run back by the house to get Arlo’s bottle. On the way to the daycare, I came upon a line of cars backed up because of an accident. All I could see were flashing blue lights and what looked like a big white work truck sticking out of a ditch around the bend. I considered for a moment that by going back to the house for the bottle possibly kept me and my Littles out of harm’s way. Instead of waiting, I cut my losses, turned around, and took the babies home.

So, here I am. It’s storming, the babies are eating lunch, I just got a possible surprise side gig doing a few days of storyboarding, and I’ve decided to tell all of you about it. It’s a good day. Maybe I’ll be able to squeeze a shower in.