Justin· Father to Triplets + 1
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So my wife begins a "conversation" last night. She wants my 5 year old son to go to soccer camp. It's a week long from 6-8 in the evening. I know that probably sounds doable but consider this. I have 3 year old triplets that go to bed at 730, she works evenings, and I am a stay at home dad. I said no. The little kids would be up late and cranky, she would not be there to help at all with showers, bed, etc. And not to sound selfish, but dog gone it I'm tired by the time 8 oclock runs around. After a day of gardening, doing dishes, laundry, cleaning house, canning right now as stuff is coming ripe like crazy. I'm running full tilt most of the day. She says its not fair that the kids don't get to get out and do stuff. I say I'm sorry, but there is just one of me. She says I'm too hard on them, I say given the state of the current generation, I'll be danged if I'm going to raise delinquents. She always wants to take them to Chuckee Cheeses or Monkey Joes (imagine a giant bounce house indoors) I say let them play out side, thats what kids are supposed to do. Sit in the dirt and play with sticks. What do you more experienced fathers think? Am I too hard on my kids or selfish/lazy?