I also forgot to add that in our house we deliberately have no extra activities in the first year of school. They come home tired, sometimes overwhelmed and imo it's too much in the first year.
delirium I know you're always supportive of sole parents I have no problem with posts like yours.
Ya for sure. Its completely different being with the kids dad than what it is without. You cant just have a decent convo about your children and what to do with them because once your apart there are so many other things to factor in. Together its easy to say "Ok, well you can do xyz because you dont do anything these days" or whatever because now you dont know what they get up to as a parent because they arent in your life and you have no control over what they do.
Yuck. I'm having flashbacks to my soccer Saturdays as a 10 year old. I hated the getting up, wearing the not-warm-enough uniform in winter, I sucked at soccer, our team always lost.....me and my brothers played it not because we had any interest, but because our parents told us we had to play a sport, they thought it would be good for us. It wasn't my thing, I took up running later on and did quite well, and still maintain some level of fitness with the occasional jog.
If your son was older, begging to play AFL and had a passion for the sport, I might think you were a bit harsh. But he isn't, someone else who won't have to drag their butt out of bed thinks it will be a good idea.
"Because I don't wanna" doesn't make you selfish, just human, and our time doesn't just belong to our children (even if they get most of it)
Excuse the double post, pc wouldn't show my posts coming up.
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