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Not long after I did, would come that ever burning question, “Wait, you're 31 and you have an 11 year old? Suddenly the conversation stops, and they disappear. There goes another potential match off into the potential match graveyard that has become the list of contacts in my phone. I am the dad in Target, browsing the toy section with my 4-year-old as he tries to pick “just one.” I'm a little annoyed that he's taking so long, but so happy just watching him. “Picking out a toy is tough,” I say to him, laughing a little.
Crickets figuratively chirp on the other end of the line. Suddenly she walks by with her cart, and looks at us with a smile.
Single fathers – and single mothers – must be careful who they allow into their children’s lives.
To royally screw up a kid, just let them see a parent with a rotating door of ‘relationships’ coming through the house.
If you get nothing else from this essay, let it be this: When you’re a single parent, there are very different rules to love, sex, and, dating.
My advice to these women is often the same – patience and understanding.
Hell, once they can eat and get dressed on their own, they can practically babysit themselves, right?
What they never get to see is the reality of what my life is.
They never get to see that even though it isn't always roses and sunshine, I have good relationship with the mothers of my children.
I smile back, wondering if it's me or my son she sees. My anxiety keeps me from making such attempts, but I want to. It is what it is; at least that's what I tell myself.
Hopefully it's both of us; I mean we are a package deal. I think about it, a bit longer than a moment, and regret it a little as we leave the store. Well, the truth is, life is not a television drama and this assumption is inaccurate.
We support each other and co-parent because our kids are what matters, not us.