I don't say things about my sons dad in front of him, but sometimes I wish he wasn't here.
He thinks he is being a dad but is really just more like a friend then parent. My son sees his dad every other weekend, and 1 day aweek but never calls in between that time to see how he is doing. I have to call him but half the time my son doesn;t want to speak to him or see hime, my son is 7 years old. I want my son and his dad to have a good health relationship but it takes both ends to do that. My son just seems angry and gets into a rage after weekend at his dad, gets headaches and stomaches after being with dad. Part of it i think his dad has 5 kids my son is the oldest, and all other kids are ages under that. when its his weeekend he works more than he sees him. being a single parent is not easy I do my best at raising my kids and try and keep a roof over head trying to do all this with getting my degree and working 40 hours a week. I don't nag or bug him for $$$ its much more than that.... My dad has been a great role model as a dad but he's grandpa he needs hjis dad to step up and be a DAD. hes getting older and needs that strong role model. Especial as a African american male. I try and be the mom and dad teach him respect and he kind to women and manners. His dad also is blind that his son has a disablity he does, and trying to get him to undstand it and gain knowledge about it is hard and a battle. UGH! I feel sometimes i am in win lose situation. I just want what is best for my child. I dont want him to be a static of the sterotype african american male i am trying but it takes to to raise and make a baby. sorry for long vent but it erks me !