thanks. I just want to see where it will go, but this is the first time I dated, and felt like I didn't ever want to date anyone else. She makes me happy and the kids are great.
I was always cynical about love and all. I dated a lot, but never really long term. But even after a month with this one, I had a good feeling.
I was so nervous about meeting the kids, I kept putting it off, but now I smile every time I see them. They are a joy and so good. I was afraid it would ruin the relationship or having kids would make it unbearable. But I know its cliche, but I have never been so happy.
Everything is better now. We are about to take our second vacation together, this time with kids. We both are busy with businesses, and she also has a full time job and teaches dancing too.
I think I can be there for the kids. I was nervous because I knew going in that I would always be number three. But honestly it has been great.
Though it has changed my views on things, and I am trying to change some things. Like she says I have an addiction to my phone. Though its mostly my customers who call me all the time and I need to respond.
I do appreciate all the responses.
Enjoy the experience, kids are the greatest thing ever.
As for how to treat them, they will essentially tell you how to treat them. My wife was a little uncomfortable at first, until my son told her that he basically had no mom and it would be cool if she would be his mom. If the dad is in the picture, don't be that guy, nothing worse than an ex who tries to play dad when the real dad is around and trying to do his best by the kids. If on the other hand hes a POS , by all means step in and do right by the woman your dating's kids.
Congrats on impending engagement.
damn, I'm sorry now that I gave you grief over the last few weeks, I'm sorry.
damn, I'm sorry now that I gave you grief over the last few weeks, I'm sorry. It was out of line, I hated when Lester did it to me too. Some people can do a lot of different things.
The dad is a good dad. Of course I hear all the bad stuff about him, but the kids idolize him. He treats them great. I'd like to meet him. She said we have a lot in common and she is afraid we would hit it off.
Kids are great, I have a godson and I taught my friends kid to read and it was a great accomplishment for me to see her great grades in first grade and K.
Engagement isn't coming right away. I think at least one person figured out who I was talking about. But it's what I want eventually as I want kids of my own, and told her I would prefer to be married when I have kids. I just think its better for the kids and the family.
The oldest said today to my nephew. "when Mr. Zach marries my mom we will be cousins"
I just laughed. I really do already have a lot of love for the kids.
I won't ask even ask if you feel sorry about following me to the Food Board one day to criticize my threads about what I wanted to eat and my having to go boo boo.
Cos I had already forgiven you in my heart after you did it.
I don't remember really ever having an issue with you.
I am trying to think of it.
I kind of trolled BThog the last few weeks.
Before my banning I was much more of an ass. Just because it's a semi anonymous message board. But after IRL'ing so many people I tend to try and be nicer now.
I rarely get angry IRL, so I kind of use this place to vent. I am a snob about chains on the food board, yet I love Copeland's and Taco Bell.
I really do need to not be a dick to people though. It's silly to do, and generally makes me look stupid to do so.
you can use them as an excuse to go see kid's movies. lol
I'm the go to guy for my friends and family when something needs to be done.
yeah, I have one family of friends that goes too far with it.
I negotiated and helped my friend's gf buy a car. I tell her all it needs is brakes. She waits two months then decides to buy the breaks. My friend doesn't even own a socket set yet they wanted me to drive way out t their house to fix them.
I told them to come to me as I had a garage and all the tools. They come by, but with two kids (gf is infertile so constantly has friend's or cousins kids with her) then they proceede to watch me change all the brakes and complain about the heat, then say it would have been easier on them to do it at their house.
I change the brakes, and don't even get a dollar for them or even a beer. Kinda was ticked. Usually all I want is lunch for changing brakes (takes like 20-30 minutes with good jack and air tools)
Then he calls me today saying his rear end is leaking and the car has a engine light on, so I just ignored him.
Meanwhile his brother helped me with my roof, and is installing my bamboo flooring for $2.20 a foot. So the family isn't all bad.
Just when you do things for people they start to take advantage of
At that age, it's pretty hard to find a single woman who DOESN'T have kids.