Frustration with the other parent.

Sometimes it just drives me crazy that I am the only responsible parent. I cannot even begin to imagine the life his father lives. How can you not just watch him sleeping at night? How can you not be so proud when he comes home from school every day? How can you spend a single day away from him? I don't know what I was thinking when I got together with him, but man am I happy for my son. I have no problem being MomDad to my son. I just wish I didn't have to work so hard so I would be able to enjoy him more.

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    05/28/14
    He originally was furious with me when I said I was, in fact, going to have our son. I eventually called off our engagement when our son was two due to his consistent inability to commit to our family. He drove me crazy when he recently informed me that he wanted his new girlfriend of not even two months to meet our son even though he himself has only seen him a handful of times this year! It is our first child together, but he has NEVER really participated in his raising. No diaper changes, bottle feeding, bath giving, toilet training, teeth brushing. I just do not understand, ya know?
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      I can relate, unfortunately. I have been raising my daughter very much on my own since she was very young. Even when I had my second child and married she was still my responsibility.

      I spent a long time being VERY mad about it, to be honest. But now I look at this wonderful young lady and realize how blessed I truly am and how much he has missed out on. He chose to run away and no amount of half assed (excuse the cuss) attempts to be a father at this point are even an interest to her. She's a beautiful person in spite of his neglect and your little one will be too.
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      Does he try to take "credit" (no other way to say it that I can think of) for how amazing she is? My son's father seems to be so proud of how well he does. Like he had ANYTHING to do with it. It just irritates me to no end. Like seriously, guy, get your head out of your butt! Is there any way to just get rid/shut out those feelings of just being so mad about it all??I drive myself crazy at night sometimes just thinking about it because it just seems to be a neverending loop.
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      About Jaclyn
      Born: North Haven, Connecticut
      Current: North Haven, Connecticut
      Birth: May 13
      On Moms.com since: May 28, 2014
      a nanny to a wonderful toddler boy. I love children and being around them. I cannot WAIT to have more of my own. I am studying history now and then pursuing my Master's in Elementary Education. I wish to teach first grade.