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|Mon, 08-27-2007 - 7:43pm|
I am not a mother at all yet, but my bf (we are pretty serious after only 6 months) has a 5 (almost 6) yr old daughter. I haven't met her yet, but I will soon, and I want to make sure I'm prepared when I do. He has NEVER let ANY ex gfs meet her. I love kids, but I haven't been around them for awhile (I used to babysit & teach dance to 3-6 year olds all through high school-but I'm 24 now and don't really spend time w/ any kids anymore).
What are some fun activities that we can do? My bf and his daughter are always out doing something active when they are together (only once every other weekend), like going to ChuckECheese or the park. I want to do something fun too, but I want to do something new & different, so that it doesn't feel like I'm butting in on "their" usual activity (he usually brings her to Chuck E Cheese).
I'm pretty nervous about meeting her, even though my bf has told me she's pretty mellow, and she's excited to meet me. I think she will be accepting of me, since her parents split before she was born (so she's never seen them together as a couple), and her mother is married to another man and has a baby with him. I'm just worried that she won't like not having her one on one time with her dad. Lately she's been calling him more, and getting clingy with him, which might be a sign that she misses him & needs to see him more. I see him pretty much everyday (we work together), so the last thing I want to do is intrude on the little time they get to spend together.
Also, my bf mentioned that her eating habits are HORRIBLE, and her mother is't really helping out. Apparently all she will eat is pizza, mac & cheese, pancakes & chicken nuggets. This sounds exactly like I was when I was younger (except that my mom used to force feed me veggies). He wouldn't really care, except that it's not good for her health, and it's already causing her problems. She was brought to the emergency room for constipation last month :-/ Does anyone have any creative ideas on how to make healthy food more appealing to a 6 year old? I know that I'm sort of jumping the gun here, but I think it would be awesome if I was the one who could get her to eat something healthy.
Anyways I know this is long, but any advice you could give me is greatly appreciated. I will be meeting her either this weekend or next weekend.