Never gonna be the babysitter lol
SD15 wanted to stay overnight with me while my bf went to work. He said “no way, Merrigan is not your babysitter.” SD: “But dad, I don’t need a babysitter, all Merrigan needs to do is take care of me when I have a panic attack.”
Me, internally having a panic attack. BF: “no way, not happening”.
He’s got my back at least. We had a discussion about it later, and I told him there’s no way I would be able to handle her during a tantrum. And I won’t ever be alone with her for more than an hour or two.
He’s really hinting hard about living together soon. I’ve decided it’s either when she turns 18 and goes to college, or when we buy a place together at least a half hours drive away from the BM’s place. Most likely it’s gonna have to be both. And the new place better have a Merrigan-only retreat room.
Why is it I can say to him “kids need boundaries, they test them because it’s in their nature, but they need them”, and “she needs responsibilities to learn how to be independent”, and he agrees, but nothing is done? I don’t even have kids and I know this shit!