You got SUPER territorial if your parent was paying attention to another child.
Do you understand the magnitude of just how crucial doing this job the best way that you can is?
People often ask us what are we going to do when we have children. What a question. How do I even begin to answer this without pretending like I have got all my shit together?
Children are not an obligation or a necessity or a solution. They are beautiful gifts from God or nature or whatever faith you believe in.
I’m imploring people not to recoil from the idea that women may want to contribute to the world in other ways sans making babies.
The thing that keeps me up at night is that I did this. Willingly, I might add.
But somewhere along the dad path I made a strategic shift – and if it were a bumper sticker that shift would read: “Shit Happens. Deal With It.”
One of the greatest gifts you can give your baby is a strong relationship between the two of you.
Becoming a new parent is about the journey, not the destination. You will evolve in your own time, in your own style, and in your own way.
A single mom’s time is extremely valuable. If she takes time to find and schedule a sitter as well as set aside $$ for that sitter, all to hang out with you, you must appreciate that.