My husband is a great father, I hear it from other people all the time, him and our daughter are best friends. With our daughter (who is now 2 1/2) he was very patient and attentive when she was a newborn but with our newborn son now he has no patience. He is a carpenter and has been laid off this winter so he is a bit stir crazy and stressed out. He acts as if he feels burdened by having to take care of the baby while Im showering or trying to get some extra sleep. I hear him say to the baby things like "Jesus, just shut up" or the baby will just be crying and my husband will continue playing COD instead of picking the baby up. If the baby isnt soothed by a binkie, he just has to cry because he wont actually pick him up and rock him. I dont get it because he played SUCH a HUGE role in taking care of our daughter.
Do you think once he goes back to work things will get better? Is there anything I can do to encourage him to get off the video games and be with his family without triggering negative reaction from him (he says Im always nagging about the game and that its what makes him happy and to just let him play [which he plays for an average of 8 hours a day])?