Stay-at-home dad leaves hilarious Post-it notes around the house for his wife to find

PHOTO: Chris Illuminati with his two children, 7-year-old Evan and 4-year-old Lila. PlayCourtesy Chris Illuminati
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A stay-at-home father of two found a way of letting his wife know exactly what happened while she was at work: Post-it notes.

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Chris Illuminati began posting photos of the handwritten notes — which detail the funny, heartwarming and painful moments of his days caring for the family's two children — on social media. And he's now getting tons of attention online for his quips.

One Post-it that he stuck to the bottom of a bed reads, "The kid thought there was a monster under his bed. I told him monsters are very quiet before eating a child and it's probably just a [burglar]."

PHOTO: Stay at home dad Chris Illuminati writes hilarious Post-It notes about parenting for his wife to find around their Princeton, New Jersey home.Courtesy Chris Illuminati
Stay at home dad Chris Illuminati writes hilarious Post-It notes about parenting for his wife to find around their Princeton, New Jersey home.

Happy Easter!! #family #shootme

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Illuminati, 39, has a son, 7-year-old Evan, and daughter, 4-year-old Lila, with his wife of nine years, Libby Illuminati. Chris Illuminati decided to quit his job at a content editor for a group of newspapers in Pennsylvania when their first child was born in 2010.

"We realized how ridiculously expensive day care is, and I said, 'Why not do it myself, and I can still write on the side?'" he said of his decision.

Soon he got into the habit of using Post-it notes to remind him of easy tasks and leaving them around the house to make his wife laugh. An early note read, "Don't forget to feed the baby."

PHOTO: Stay at home dad Chris Illuminati writes hilarious Post-It notes about parenting for his wife to find around their Princeton, New Jersey home.Courtesy Chris Illuminati
Stay at home dad Chris Illuminati writes hilarious Post-It notes about parenting for his wife to find around their Princeton, New Jersey home.

Seven years later, Illuminati uses the Post-it jokes to foster a parenting community on his website, Message With a Bottle.

"We tend to forget as parents that we're going through something in the moment that 5 million other parents did too," he explained. "It's kind of like we all share in each other's pain, misery, joy — there’s just a familiarity to it."

And yes, his wife still finds the notes funny.

"She's always been one of my biggest supporters," he said.

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