interesting gesture from EC

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Registered: 03-25-2002
interesting gesture from EC
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Mon, 04-19-2010 - 9:00pm

Currently my mother is my babysitter. But this is only a temporary situation... soon I'll be back looking for reliable child care with a stranger. What makes my situation harder than most is my night side work schedule...


so here was an interesting gesture by EC. He is still looking for dayside work and said, once he finds it... he offered to be the child care provider at night. Then all i would need is afterschool care and he would be at the house to provide dinner, make sure homework is done,

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Registered: 09-23-2003
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 9:33pm
Wow, that is an interesting gesture. I gotta say, give it a lot of thought and consideration. GPS and I have been together for some time now, he joins us for Sunday night dinner/movies every week. But when he stepped up to watch the boys while I travel for work, it was still a HUGE adjustment, for everyone. That's a big step, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It took a couple of months for us to all adjust. Him to being in authority while I am away. Me, to him being in authority while I'm away, LOL. The boys, having a man in the house. Which actually, they adapted easier than GPS and I did. They are loving it, and now I see it was a positive. But it wasn't easy, and could have really ended our relationship because of the added stress. We had to work really hard at communicating, talking and being clear with one another. If ya'll can make it work, go for it. Just know, that it isn't an option that should be entered into lightly. Good LUCK!