Tami - posted on 01/30/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son will be 4 next month. His father and I have had a rough relationship from the beginning. We split for a year when my son was 1 1/2, got back together after that year, then split for good not even 6 months after that. I live in Virginia and his father is in Florida. Obviously my son lives with me and although our divorce papers aren't final, his father really hasn't done much for him and it's been a year since he left.He hasn't really sent much money to take care of his son, nor does he really talk to him much. In the last year, he has seen him once when he came up this way to visit family and I let my son stay with him for 3 days. As our papers will be finalized within a few weeks, I'm already starting to worry about our agreement. I agreed to letting our son spend summers with him and although it's only 2 months, I'm worried about his father taking him to do things that aren't age appropriate. He's talked about taking him 4-wheeling and air boating and I know he just wants to do fun stuff with him, I just don't think my son is old enough and I'm worried something could happen to him. Am I just being an over-protective parent? Or are my worries justified? And is there anything I can do to be at ease?