I was just wondering if you would leave your child with the other parent to better your career. Isn't parenting about sacrifice How come men do this so easily and do not even blink? That is my exs excuse to why he does not live in the same state as me so he can see his daughter more. I am just trying to understand because I have put my career on the back burner for my children. Because I want to see them grow up and because I can get a decent paying job without it being my dream job. Anyone get this? Or do you think like I do that it is just another excuse. There are security jobs and police jobs in Ohio. I think it is a cope out! Opinions?
You can't make him love your child the way you want him to. I had to accept that with my children's father. He didn't move far away but he is unable to form emotional relationships. I let them know in ways that they could understand that it was just the way he was and it wasn't them. I loved them enough to make up for it.
I was a medical lab technologist before kids. I loved working and thought I would be a working mom. I loved my baby and breastfeeding more. I took so much time off work that I can't get a job as a med tech now even though my certification is still good. There are no refresher courses. I would be making about what a RN makes if I could work. I call my oldest the million dollar kid. That's how much he cost in lost wages. I home schooled him so that is up to age 18. I have two more sons.
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It would really depend on the offer i guess. If i was offered a job that paid me a million or more a year, i might move away & leave DD with her dad. Anyway, if i made that much, i could fly in every weekend & still see DD a lot. With a the right salary, i could really provide my DD with a lot more. And in the long run, it might be more helpful to everyone in the family in i took the million dollar job. But, it would have to be something to that extreme that would in the end, help better my child's life. Otherwise, i would never ever move to another state.
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:12 PM on Jun. 28, 2010