But we want to believe that you will eventually love them as if they were your own.
So if you ever find yourself thinking that you are just tolerating our kids because we are a “package deal”, just leave. Being a single parent with a vindictive ex who would be willing to do anything to remove you from your child’s life, is pure hell. We are going to have arguments with our child’s mother and threats of going back to court.
You can talk to any single dad, and the odds are at one time or another, they have trusted too much and had that trust broken—either by their child’s mother, or by someone they dated after her.
We don’t want to be suspicious and un-trusting, but it comes with the territory when you’ve been through what we’ve been through.
But once I suddenly had her half the time, it became almost impossible for us to make plans together.It isn’t that big of a disruption in day-to-day life.Hell, once they can eat and get dressed on their own, they can practically babysit themselves, right?It pisses us off, and sometimes on the rough days, it makes us question whether we really are good at this whole “daddy thing”.Sure, we know you think we are great at it, but we need to hear it.