Jessica - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My kids' father is very uninvolved, and at the beginning of our marriage, my husband was very helpful with my kids, getting them off to school if needed, watching them so I could have breaks, helping with homework, entertaining them so I could cook dinner, that kind of stuff. He saw how absent their real dad was and stepped up to be there for them.
Now I am very pregnant with our first child together... and he isn't involved with my kids at all. He misses their awards ceremonies, school programs, doesn't help with anything anymore, won't even help get them to school when I have been up ALL NIGHT sick or in pain with contractions ( we've had a complicated pregnancy).
Am I right to be upset? Or do I expect too much from him? Should he even be expected to do anything at all with / for my kids? Discipline is pretty much left up to me, and I am ok with that, but does that mean he shouldn't help with anything else, either? I feel like a single parent here, but I'm not...