I wouldn’t necessarily label myself as a slob.
It’s more accurate to say I’m fashion-challenged.
There was a time when I cared about the clothes I wore. But then children came along, and then homeschooling, and suddenly there was not even a minute of the day to think about clothes beyond making sure they pass the smell test.
Actually, I do put some thought into fashion when it comes to my kids. I make sure my daughter doesn’t go out of the house half-naked, and that my son doesn’t show up at soccer practice in a Wiggles t-shirt.
But me? Psshh. Who cares. Seriously, who cares how I look?
I’m showered and shaved. Deodorant liberally applied. Hair, ummm, under a hat.
You will not be frightened as I approach from one end of the cereal aisle at the grocery store.
You will not pass out as I reach for the Frosted Mini-Wheats on the top shelf.
Stay-at-home homeschooling dads do have certain standards. What we don’t have is the time, inclination, or money to regularly shop for clothing when there’s a perfectly good pair of Wrangler jeans from 1999 in the closet to go along with our comfortable collection of sports team t-shirts.
Am I alone here, or are there other stay-at-home dads who have sensibly given up on the fashion game?