Kereen - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Ok our son is 13 1/2 months now and my husband still has trouble paying any kind of attention to him. He instead will sit for hours and play World of Warcraft. My husband thinks that if he puts cartoons on for our son he can sit and play his game and that "is spending time with him". We have fought quite a bit about this and he claims he doesn't realize he does this. I ask him 20xs do do something but forgets to or wont and on the 21st time he claims he didn't do it because now I am nagging him.
I really do feel fortunate to be able to stay home with my son but, I should not be the only one raising him. My son needs a father. Just being in the same room is not the same thing. I don't know how many other ways I can get this through my husbands head. I have even told him that maybe he would pay more attention if he had to come and make visits with him if we moved out. He improved for exactly one day.
What's sad is my son is the coolest kid, he doesn't fuss much he sleeps well, he eats well, he plays by himself well. A couple of friends have said maybe he isn't a baby person and when he's older he might get more interested in interacting with him. What if I felt that way twards my son. Eh when he's older I be interested. I can't I am his mom. Why do dads get let off the hook.
Is anyone else facing similar problems? Any suggestions on what to do? I am about ready to walk.