Stay-at-home dads have been in the news a lot this year. Whether it’s investigations of how more men are staying home to allow their Wall Street wives to succeed, or a new A&E reality show that finally gives us the level of cultural recognition long-ago awarded to pawn brokers and duck-call manufacturers, it seems we’re having a bit of a moment.
But a question lingers in the background for many Americans: Isn’t this all a bit… embarrassing?
The truth is, sometimes my wife is embarrassed that I’m a stay-at-home dad. She is afraid of what people may say or think.
But not about me. About her.
Continue reading at Time Magazine, where this article was originally published as Stay-at-Home Dad: Why My Wife is Embarrassed by Me.