Skye - posted on 11/05/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Lately I have been feeling like I'm "less of a mother" because since my daughter was born when i was 16 I looked after her primarily, I breastfed for 18 months and her father and I where together but for the first years and a half of her life he would sleep all day, wake up at 4 in the afternoon ect. I would have her all day when he did finally start working and when he would get home I would give him time to relax and then ask him if I could go across the parking lot from our building to visit my friend for half an hour by myself just to have a breather. He would always -begrudgingly- agree and I would be there for not ten minutes before he would call me yelling at me that I needed to come home because he couldnt handle our daughters crying.
So anyways we broke up and it been almost a year since.. but now he has her half of the time equal to me and I feel like im not doing enough anymore, or it might be messing up my daughter to go back and forth between our two houses, because we don't communicate eachothers parenting techniques well so we do some things differently and its hard - and on top of that I feel shitty lately because whenever my daughter is at my house she wants to play by herself in her room or colour or do stuff on her own - and whenever i give her crap she says she wants daddy and it makes me feel horrible because i know he brings her out to the park (because he lives close to one and i dont drive or have a car yet) i just feel like she might start liking her dad more...