Lauren - posted on 10/02/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
I work full time in marketing and print communications, I go to school full time online, I take care of my child full time. Like many of you I have my days full. However....
When I am not in work I am with my son. We are attached at the hip, in a healthy way. We go on play dates, shopping, he helps me with general house work, we build tents. However, when I am at work my son's father stays with him during the day. Just to back track a little bit, I am 20 years old and when I got pregnant everyone said to my son's father that he needs to stay in school. Now its a little different, he does not work, go to school, have a car, live on his own. He lives with me.
My issue is that I am really concerned with what my son is doing during the day. My son's father says he plays and teaches our son new things every day, but I'm not seeing it. I know for a fact that he sits on the couch and plays poker on his phone while my son plays by himself or watches Mickey Mouse. I truly have no idea what to do. I would put my son in daycare except it is brutally expensive and they not giving out vouchers, and I make too much for financial aid but not enough to pay for it.
So my question is how do I get my son's father to be a parent!? How do I get him to teach our child new things? To take him out and do activities? I feel like I have tried everything under the son. If I asked him to leave I would have to quit my job and go on government help because I know he won't show up on time or even show up some days.