How do you cope? How do you keep semblance of faith, rationality, hope? The person who bragged and smirked and has been so self-satisfied with "winning", has kids nearly the same age, and I can hear the comparisons now, because she's a competitive little shallow thing.
Not potty trained yet?
Not speaking better yet?
Your daughter just said f$&@
Things I can't control...that a spouse wouldn't judge, but an ex and his OW would milk to the nth degree.
The anticipation of the potential fallout that may occur shortly is a bit disconcerting. The possible parenting one-upping is a very real concern, as that can have quite a few implications in the future.
I am stressing over a future that has not yet occurred. I need to stop. I just had to vent...
[This message edited by Iamhappytoday at 11:09 PM, October 10th (Thursday)]
Let her "win". See how she likes real life.
I am an older, experienced parent and I'm telling you I would find four children a challenge. Will her own children also be there? If so, that's not a honeymoon, that's running a daycare.
You have a whole skill set as their mother. She is has no clue. My guess is that the novelty will carry them through the first few visits. Then it's going to get very tough indeed.
Let this one play out. You are their mother. No one will ever win against that.
His GF lives an hour away to the east. His mom lives an hour away to the west. I told him I assume he is with his *cough*GF 24/7, so acting taken aback that I want to know where my kids are is BS. THEY ARE TWO!!!!! I deserve to at least know what city they are in.
Sorry for the vent, I just...FTG, you know?