Judge Away

Joel Gratcyk (Daddy's Grounded)

Joel Gratcyk is a social media strategist, father, husband, perpetual student and caffeine junkie. He misses sleeping, but loves being a parent more.

1 Response

  1. Doug says:

    Joel,
    I love that you are fishing for complements here. I, for one, think it was justified, as a matter of fact I have dealt with this my entire time as a father. I live in the DC area and being an at home dad, doing the things we do, is tough. We stay at home for different reasons but when you get those judging looks, it stings. Being a veteran, I’ve had guns pulled on me, pepper sprayed and have had looks of discontent my way. None of those compare to having someone (women most of the time) look at you with distain for things like this, when they do the same damn thing. It’s the double edged sword on this, do as I want but not as I do. I grew up without a father, so giving my kids my attention and time is paramount, she deserved every bit of your comment. Bitch is a strong word but hey you had a rough one. She’s lucky it wasn’t me. I was a sailor, so “F” bombs are encouraged by me. Enjoy the holiday season and my condolences to your wife and her family (yours too). By the way I have written a screenplay about my time as a stay at home dad and this scene is literally in my film. Best of luck.
    Doug