Marie - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
I broke up with my children's father awhile ago, and since had someone new come into my life. We were taking it slow, until he met my children and fell in love. I can see it in his eyes every time he looks at them. I can see it in my childrens faces too. They can't wait for him to come visit them, they ask about him all day. Their father makes no effort to visit with them or take them out, he can't even pick up the phone to say goodnight and they don't ask to call. My oldest is 5, and I'm sure it was just an accident, but while talking to my sweetheart she called him Daddy. We both just looked at each other and shrugged it off. My youngest are 22 months old. They call him Daddy continuously. I have never once put this idea into their head, and I don't want to tell them no and confuse them...but what should I do? We are very much in love, it grows stronger every day, the way I see it we are a family now. He is excited about being a big part in our family, and when they call him Daddy it lights up his eyes. He has done more with them in this short period of time than their actual father has done their whole lives...
Should they just call him by his name, or is it okay for them to call him Daddy if they WANT to?