Jennifer - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 19 moms have responded )
Ok, so my daughter is just shy of 2 1/2 years old. The other day when I picked her up from daycare (she is there 4 days a week!), she commented how 4 other kids daddies were there to pick them up. I said "Yes hunny, it's time for them to go home and eat dinner!" Then when we get in the car, she said "Why no I have a daddy?" (I know, not proper English, shes only 2!!) Then she begins to list 4 different friends at daycare that all have daddies. I told her, "Yes babe, that's right!" And she asked her question again. So now, I have tears in my eyes as I'm driving home and I just told her some kids have mommies, some have daddies, and some have both. And I ran through a list of family and friends that love her very much!! Then she said "Michael (my boyfriend of over a year) be my daddy?" So I told her that he loves her very much and is always there for her. After that, she was just kinda silent the rest of the way home. My boyfriend adores her and has told me before how much he loves her and would love for my daughter to be his own too. I have a feeling my daughter is only going to keep asking the question or saying things along these lines. Obviously, she is too young to understand this situation. Has anyone run into this? I knew the day would come where she would ask about her dad, but I thought I had another couple years!! Any thoughts or suggestions would be great!!
*Sidenote, her father hasn't seen her in over 7 months, last time he saw her is when he come to court to sign over all rights of her and give me full custody. He lives 8 hours away with his older son from a previous relationship and calls/texts maybe once every 2-3 months to check on my daughter. Never has mentioned about coming to see her or asks for pictures!*