posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 06:26 PM
My wife and I have raised 8 children..to top that we are whats called a "blended" family...yours (her 4), mine (3), and ours (we've had 1
I have to take my hat off to my wife, she came into my life at a time that as a man and having just gone through a divorce and getting custody of the
children (3, 2 boys, 1 girl)...I was in waaaaay over my head!
I could keep the house and car and bills etc...all juggled, no prob, but it was apparent to all around that the kids were being given free rein and I
was failing as a single parent...
In steps my hero ( my wife) and knocked it all on the head and set things right...I won't say this was an overnite accomplishment...it wasn't...but
women have a gene us guys don't...the no sympathy for kids gene...
Us dads are pushovers when it comes to relating to kids directly, they turn on the charm or sympathy offensive and we fall apart...
I agree with what you say 100%, she has follow through! She does not/ did not make idle threats...you screw up at school PUNISHED!, don't clean your
room PUNISHED!, act like an ass to your family PUNISHED!...no brokering a deal, no give and take....PUNISHED!
and to be honest it free'd me up to act like a dad...as a mom, she needed someone to act as ENFORCER...thats my job...and I do it well!
17 yrs later, we are like some well oiled tag-team duo!
thanks for the OP...great!, starred and flagged!