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Why I became a HomeDad?


My name is Jay, I am a Filipino expatriate here in United Arab Emirates. Currently working as an Engineer in one of the highly recognized company which supplies and installs Relocatable and Demountable partitions here in the UAE and Qatar as well.

With me here is my wife Jem, a very good Graphic designer and works in a major Publishing company in Dubai which supplies the Middle East with Business, Fashion and Sports magazines among others.

So what happened?

Last 16th April 2008, we were blessed with a charming baby boy, his name is Raphael Jaydrek. My wife and I are so very happy taking care of him that even if we need to stay up all night just to make him comfortable.

Then on 10th May 2008 my vacation was finally over and I was required to report back to my job. Unfortunately, there were days that my wife and baby needs me to stay at home and to take care of them but I need to leave because the job demands me to. It breaks my heart deeply that these situations made me decided to quit my job....Yes I QUIT my job to be with my son and that made me a HOMEDAD.

My wife will be reporting back to her job this 8th June 2008 so it will be me and my baby here at our home. Maybe you are asking why me instead of my wife staying at home. Well, under the circumstances it was practical if it is me. Why? Because my wife's salary is doubled than mine and I am actually having a little bit of income on-line so I will be trying to push more of it and earn maybe more than what my job is offering me now.

So what do you think, did I made the right decision?