When father-of-two Sam loses his job, he (reluctantly) agrees to stay at home while his wife returns to work.
Secretly thinking this whole parenthood thing a breeze of leisurely jaunts to the park, reading the paper while the children play quietly and occasionally attending a civilised play date or two, Sam quickly realises just what exactly it means to be a stay-at-home parent.
Inevitably, domestic mayhem ensues. Just trying to get dressed in the morning and out of the house without going to A&E is a feat, as is managing the children's complicated play-date schedule while fending off the unwelcome advances of Jodhpur Mum at the playground. And Sam's foolproof 72-step Childcare Programme doesn't seem remotely up to the task.
Desperate to get his life back on track, Sam seizes upon a variety of mad schemes, but just as things look like they're beginning to fall into place, he makes a very surprising discovery ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/07/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099509363