"Dad never spends time with me"
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|Tue, 02-24-2004 - 11:54am|
He's the kind of Dad who really trys to balance doing stuff with the kids and his responsibilities, although he's not the type to completely just hang out with them like me. My son was complaining last night as he was heading to bed that Dad never spends enough time with us on the weekends, he's just playing on the computer. He is on the computer during the week, but it's usually work or paying bills, not playing. I said, oh yeah, who took you to the IU basketball game Saturday night? He said, Okay, but he never just plays basketball with us outside. I said, "oh yeah, who took you and your brother to the JCC for an hour to shoot baskets on Sunday". That stopped him and he said, "Yeah, but that's just once in awhile".
Now granted, I think my dh should probably spend a bit more of his time on the weekend with them, but he has things he wants to needs to do, also. He doesn't neglect them, although a bit more time would be nice. He works so hard, I'm not about to rag on him about this.
Ugh. How much time does your dh spend with the kids? Do your kids complain, also? Dh goes to all their sports games and helps them practice to get ready. He does stuff.