Pitt fan Caleb has been at-home dadding for going on six years now, and when they started thinking of him going back to work, he ran some numbers.
Factored in: the cost of childcare for two kids
the marginal tax rate
explaining the last five years on the resume
the equivalent net hourly wage he'd earn
watching SportsCenter when it's light outside
missing "umpteen" episodes of Oobi on the Tivo each week
Not factored in: the cost of commuting
the cost of all the new Dockers he'd have to buy
all those Quizno's sandwiches for team lunches
the ineffable joy of hearing proper pronoun use and verb conjugation.
I don't know, it's really close. I think we need to bring out the chains.
The Two-Income Trap [hail2pitt.org]