INT. HOUSE – LOUNGE – LATE EVENING
Six men pushing middle age are seated round the lounge table covered in a piece of green beize bought from Argos, smoking cigars and joints, sipping beer and believing they are in a Vegas Casino. It’s poker night.
How’s being a stay at home dad?
There is a reason why for centuries men have chosen not to do it – they worked out that hunting animals or going down the pits or even going to war was preferable. But childcare is so expensive it doesn’t really make sense for me to work. She earns far more than me.
She sends me regular texts and e mail reminders. “Don’t forget to feed the kids.” “Please take washing out of washing machines.”
Sounds like she’s got your balls!
They all get them in the end. At least she hasn’t got my wallet. Well actually she has, but there’s nothing in it! That’s why I need to win big here tonight boys!
But on the flip-side, on the good days I get to lie on the sofa and watch Peppa Pig all day.
I love that cartoon! And she’s right – there’s nothing beats jumping in muddy puddles somedays.
Pam has said we should start looking for a live-in au pair. I got really excited when I started looking online. There were some really fit ones. I campaigned for one from Brazil. But she soon stamped on that dream. She made it clear that she’s in charge of hiring. We’ve got an interview with a Bulgarian woman this week. She’s older than my mum and looks like a shot putter.
A few years ago these men’s poker nights were a monthly engagement in our diary. But now everyone is to busy with work and ever expanding families to find the time or energy to stay up all night drinking, playing poker. I have instead turned to the online casino industry to get my gambling fix.
At the moment its not poker but casino roulette that has got me hooked.
Once again, its late, I’m sitting in my house and imagining I’m in a Vegas casino. And I love it. Although I do miss the drunken banter.