January 29, 2019
For nine years, Chris Illuminati has been sharing his relatable observations about parenthood—all via Post-It notes. On his website Message with a Bottle, he explains that he became a stay-at-home dad back in 2010 when his son was born. (It made sense financially for his wife to continue working as a senior underwriter for an insurance company.) Before leaving him alone for the first time with his son, Illuminati's wife advised the new dad write everything down.
"As a joke (because I've never taken anything in life seriously), I wrote down even the simplest of tasks and pinned it to my bulletin board," Chris explained on his website. "I forgot all about the note. I also forgot to change the baby."
Now, the proud dad of two has compiled hundreds of Post-It notes that document observations on life with kids. Though Illluminati tells Parents.com he and his wife have since separated, she's a fan of the project. He previously told WorkingMother.com: "She loves the notes. She married me for my sense of humor. She also realizes it's a way to stay sane."
Here, just several examples of Illuminati's memorable, funny, on-point Post-Its.