Super Dad or Super Mess?

October 10, 2017

The New Plymouth High School Ag advisor, Mr. Chase Shoemaker and his wife Catherine Shoemaker, are expecting a child within a couple of days. This will be their first child and have decided upon the name Maci. “I’m not mentally prepared. I’m mentally freaked out.” says Mr. Shoemaker when questioned if he was ready for the arrival of his sweet baby girl.


Like every pregnancy, it started with the cravings. Shoemaker told us that she didn’t have any weird cravings like ice cream and pickles or anchovies, but she did have a craving for Jolts and Juice smoothies. This was soon followed by the depriving of the dogs. Shoemaker considers his dogs to be his children, but when this human baby came into play, the dogs got the boot. Although his dogs are still in his heart, they have temporarily moved to the outside edges so he can hold his daughter at the center.


For those unaware of the preparation stage, you must go out and buy all of the items you need for this bundle of poverty. Shoemaker told his class that he has spent about $500 each for a crib, car seat, and a stroller. He can’t believe how much this baby is costing him already and it hasn’t even been born yet. At school, Shoemaker has his parenting coach, Marissa Mullins, who is dedicated to make sure that Mr. Shoemaker is there for his wife in her time of need and demands updates on Catherine’s due dates everyday in class. He has also had babysitting offers from Nathaniel Nesbitt and Cassidy Talley.


Dirty Diapers? Not a problem for Mr. Shoemaker, because he has a wife to do it! Shoemaker has told us that he and his wife, Catherine, have already figured out that she would change all the diapers. In extreme cases though Mr. Shoemaker is equipped with his Latex Shoulder-Length gloves and his face mask.These stinky diapers are not the only thing that this new father wants no part of. He is most dreading all of the drama that comes with having a teenage girl. He tells us that he deals with it everyday at work and is not looking forward to it at home.

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