what makes a real dad? the issue of callin a stepparent mom or dad
my ex hasnt seen his kids for one year because he moved to a different state than me. my hubby who I have been with for four years ( married one) does everything a dad does loves them. plays with them , gently displines them. my kids are 9 & 5 btw. my ex says it hurts his feeling when our girls call my hubby dad, but no one forces them . they want to call him dad.. then my ex has the nerve to be upset because I wont let the kids call his wife mom.. ok she hasnt seen them in one year & when she was here she saw them maybe 1-2 weekly she doesnt do the daily mom thing .. my hubby & I work our butts off taking care of these kids
note: my ex went months without calling, visiting his kids the oldest is still upset over that, plus he promised them to sleep over before he moved & he broke that promise.. I have to hear my kid complian about that as well. It was during this time my kids grew very close to my hubby..
if they saw thier stepmom more often & she was acting like mom ( right now she is more like an aunt)then I would excpet them to call her mom - not to mention they dont want to call her mom which is most important.. its funny my ex is adopted & is now talking to his boimom so you would think he would get how someone can love & want to call more than one person mom or dad, as he does call his biomom mom..
what do you thinnk about this?