Sunday, April 4, 2010

To Terms

-------->cuz he's just too pretty to look at
Well well well.....Here I am!! I know, it's been a while.
I have had plenty to say, but sometimes getting it down is easier if I have a notebook with me and not a laptop. I'm not immersed enough into the wi-fi world to carry my laptop everywhere I go.
I really wanted to post something for my own thing to look back and be able to say "I said that!".
Just a very brief history, my darling daughter and I have been just us all her life. She doesn't have a very close relationship with her father, and he and I broke up right before she was born.
I've never had much good to say about his parenting skills, but today, we went to lunch with a single dad friend and his son, who happen to have similar circumstances as dd and her dad, and I realized something. My SD friend is a lot like my ex. They just don't really know what to do with the kids that they haven't known all their lives (both dads didn't have involvement in children's lives until the kids were older). I told dd later that after seeing sd friend, I finally felt less hostile toward ex because I saw someone else's perspective that I didn't have a personal involvement in. Make sense? Your thoughts.

Because I'm a bookworm, I'll recommend a book I haven't read, but dd, who doesn't cry much, read this at school and cried in front of people, so I'm thinking it's gotta be good. "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks. I must find out about him because he's got such a feminine side.


Love to all!


  1. I know could make you cry and still be a crappy, I don't know if I will attempt that book.

    On the other hand, I have this to add: Some people are naturals with kids, others need a lot of practice and still others will never get it. I think I fall between the first two, but the only way I can practice is at kids yet. Good thing I'm a teacher, huh?

    I know I sound like I'm tooting my own horn, but I am fairly popular. I had a lady at Safeway tell me I was her daughter's favorite teacher...I didn't know her daughter by name, though I recognized the name, I could not put a face to it. I get asked by kids when I show up at just about ANY school: "Who are you subbing for?" If I say a teacher that isn't theirs they show extreme signs of disappointment. It's enough to expand a guy's ego. But, then, I'm awesome. Not everyone is as awesome as I am...and, what was I talking about???

    Oh, yeah, some people get kids, others just don't. Still others freak kids out.

    Sorry for talking so much!

  2. You ARE awesome Jim! I know why kids dig you!! I know that you'll make an awesome dad!!