Well for me when I was little the sole care giver for me was my mom and grandmother. My father was around but he was too busy doing his thing( drinking and carrying on). My mom worked and my grandmother lived with us so I always had a famiy member with me. I can not remember one time in my childhood that I went to a "sitters" house.My father was there, but he never really was the care giver. He never asked about our day or how things were going he just took for granted how we were. I think because of this it has made me a stronger more independant person. Yes my parents are still married and they only deperated once for a year, but this has made me realize that I can do make it. My mom is such a strong person she instilled in me that one person can do it and everything turn out fine. I am just thankful everyday that my father stopped drinking and started to realize what all happened when he was drinking. He has changed and I admire him for that. I sometimes wonder if I would be the same person if he was home all the time. So I try not to hold too much bitterness and be thankful for how much love was shown to me as a child. In our home now I am the day to day make sure all goes smooth person. Me and my DH both love and do things with our DS everyday. We try to let him know how much we both love him. It bothers my DH sometimes that he has to work such crazy hours and misses out on some things but he always tries to be there for the "firsts" like he was there this past Saturday for DS 1st soccer game.
So how about you? Who was your care giver and how has this made you who you are now? I hope you all have a great Thursday. It is actually supposed to be warming up here so I am going to try to open up some windows and air this place out a little. If my allergies don't stop I think I am going to float away in my watering eyes. Have a good one~~~Michelle