My husband is a stay at home Dad and it is hard for him to find play groups with other stay at home Dads. He is not comfortable with hanging out with "other men's Wives," as he puts it. So we decided on part time day care two to three times a week. Gives the daughter a chance to play with other children, practice "going to school," and learn things. The Hubby gets a few hours to himself during the week, kid free. So is a win win situation in our house.