Clayton - posted on 05/27/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )
Ok so firstly, I'm not a mom. Technically, I'm not a dad either. However, i met a girl who has a son and the two of them have kinda made me reevaluate my goals and priorities in life. I literally have no clue as to what I'm doing though. I've spent most of my adult life in the Marines and have difficulties in sharing the nurturing and sympathetic attitudes that comes naturally to my girlfriend. Subsequently I took a proverbial shot of estrogen and joined this site. OK so questions...
#1 his dad has never been in the picture which is great for me. I'll gladly take his place. however, my kid is jealous as hell. I didn't know 2 year Olds could even be jealous. But like he will take my hand and pull me away from her often. I give him a lots of attention and we always play ball and wrestle but how do I squash the jealousy?
#2 speaking of wrestling ... umm.. I let him watch the avengers and an action movie while my gf was at the store and we play rough a lot ...(probably my favorite time with him).. and now he's hitting kids at the playground. hes a mini chuck norris now ... its kinda funny to me but i know its bad ...How do I undo this?
#3 sleep. He will cry and cry and cry until he vomits at night. he has a set routine and everything. But he will stop when I come back in his room but when I leave he will cry again. But I've never seen a kid cry until they're sick. He won't stop until he's in the bed with us ...this is seriously impairing my playtime with mommy so I need to figure this one out like pronto. nap time rendevues aren't always enough lol. Hope that doesn't come out wrong.
All in all I'm trying to lighten her load a bit without looking like I have no idea what I'm doing. Even though I don't. I want her to be confident in my abilities. The dad websites arent really as orriented towards kids and i feel like most if them are as inexperienced as i am. ...also he will be two sat and I'm getting him a power wheel ..(the jeeps that run on batteries).... too young? Any pointers would be appreciated