The amazing crew at United Pixelworkers keep churning out fantastic t-shirt designs. I love just about everything they put out (and have the shirt collection to prove it), but the set they just released really hit a note with me. The new set is called Daddy's Working/Mommy's Working, a tribute to the work from home moms n' dads just trying to get some shit done.
Back in '99 when I went out on my own I had a lil' 2 year old bouncing around the house. I was very fortunate to have family to take care of the little guy, but not every single day. On those days I was home with him, let's just say the only real work that got done was early in the morning, during naptime or late at night. Obviously, it got easier as he got older, but not for what felt like a very long time. Then he started preschool, kindergarden, elementary school and only then did I have what felt like a normal schedule.
I gave up a lot to be the stay at home dad, but I wouldn't trade one second of it for a regular j-o-b or even a full-time babysitter. Yes, there were many trying moments, but I was blessed with a pretty mellow kid (OhDearLordJeebusThankyouThankyouThankyou). We had some fun times together, but of course he has no recollection of it (good thing I took pictures to prove it).
Seeing this shirt just brought it all back for me. Moms and Dads can go score one of these sweet tees at United Pixelworkers. Shirt designed by Paul Armstrong, who seems like a pretty cool dad himself.