My wife and I have been splitting our new role as parents down the middle. I've been bidding weekend trips allowing me to be a stay-at-home dad for most of the week and then she takes over when I leave for the weekend. Although it's hard to leave home... being on the road offers a nice break from parenting. I get to sleep in a big bed without a baby monitor humming within arms reach. I can sleep in and then wake to watch mindless tv. And I get to have a coffee maker next to the bed so I can make a cup without even having to get dressed. But, lesson learned - next time I will put on my glasses before hitting 'brew'. Or, I could just bring Mommy Stork along and leave the baby with a sitter. She could use the break and I don't think she'd let me try and brew two cups of coffee in the same cup.