Court - posted on 12/24/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )
I do (God help me). The father of my daughter adores her and sometimes I wish he didn't because if he was a deadbeat that just went away then I wouldn't have to deal with him.
Don't get me wrong, he's deadbeat enough. He's an alcoholic (beer and liquor), a substance abuser (marijuana) and horribly irresponsible. He will let his need to escape reality (via booze and weed) take away his ability to pay the rent, bills, even to the point where he's taking food out of his own mouth and ours. I've had many a time where he will cry poverty when I ask for money for diapers, but he's got money to drink with his friends. All that said, not in a million years will he deny his daughter. He loves her more than life itself, but for some reason can't take care of her needs without arguing for at least a couple hours. How ridiculous is that!
Am I the only one that wishes the father of their child would just go away and never return (God help me)