How many of you were raised by a single father?????

Shannintipton - posted on 08/12/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I was brought up by my dad from the time I was four. Therefore I feel my parenting skills are lacking. I dont know how to cook, or clean or do any of that stuff that moms are suppose to do. Just wondering if it really is nurture over nature? oh got my next post. ;)

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Emma - posted on 08/13/2011

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I was not myself but i know 3 signal farther very well.
my ex brother in law has 3 Girls, an ex boyfriend of mine has 2 boys and a girl and a close family friend has one of each. Non of the mothers have any contact, and i have to say these guys are doing a great job of being both mom and dad, they have also made use of female friends and family with there kids.
All the guys cook and sow and keep house better than i do and i was raised by a two parent family my mom was a stay at home to boot.
So i don't think it is necessarily a nurturer thing, some of us are just more interested or better at domesticity than others.

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I don't actually remember my childhood much, so it's hard to answer certain questions. She still annoys me when she's here for TOO long (more than about 10 days), but since most of her visits are only about a week.... they leave me wishing she wasn't leaving yet and anxious for her return. It helps that she cooks and cleans and entertains my kids when she's here. ;)

TOTALLY not super woman here... barely functioning woman would be more like it.

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Carolee - posted on 08/12/2011

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She went on and married a neat-freak, too. Jason's even messier than me :( Not good!

Shannintipton - posted on 08/12/2011

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You have to admit that was pretty smart of your sister. I dont clean either. I do step over stuff and trip and fall....a lot. Doesnt help my leg at all.

Carolee - posted on 08/12/2011

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My sister and I were raised by a single mother (I was around 7 when my parents divorced). My sister can cook, I can bake. I am a horrible housekeeper, but I was the one to do all the cleaning growing up. My sister would pay me her allowance to do her chores and mine. I HATE cleaning now, and only do it when I have to.

Shannintipton - posted on 08/12/2011

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Hopefully, it is better late than never. Has it changed your view of your mom and how she treated you since you have had kids. Meaning do things look different now that your a mom. Again. you dont have to answer. I have a whole new respect for my mom now that I have kids. I think I know why she left some days. Its hard. LOL I am impressed with twins and a little boy all on your own. Super Woman. LOL I know you dont feel that way but your are. Just my opinion. :)

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My mom let me choose who I wanted to live w/... and she knew I wouldn't choose her. It hurt her, but she wanted me to be happy and she drove me nuts. We had virtually zero relationship from the time I was 16 (and a crummy one for a few years before that) til I was 25 and the girls were 3 months old. Then we were able to start building a relationship based off of focusing on my kids. ;)

Shannintipton - posted on 08/12/2011

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Interesting. Did you get a lot of comments too. That it was weird how the dad had custody???? Just wondering. Dont need to answer. It was basically unheard of when I was growing up. My mom got a lot of flack for it. She was a nut job.

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Not raised by one, but after my parents split... I lived w/ my dad from 16 til I got married (couple months before turning 24).

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