“…maybe you should go on a date and get married…so then I can have two daddies…”
My kid casually told me this a few nights ago and I don’t know whether to be sad for her or….what.
I mostly feel sad. Saddened that she feels the need to want some other man around to call “dad”. I’m not sure why she feels the need to but I have my assumptions.
Not seeing T.O.P often. Maybe wanting a fatherly figure at home. Or maybe she just would like someone who would have more energy than me to talk to. I don’t know. My heart is just breaking for my kid, ya know. This is what I feared and have tried to mentally and emotionally prepare for. I thought surrounding her by as much family as I could would eliminate a void I knew I wouldn’t be able to fill alone.
I guess that isn’t enough.
She’s becoming so aware of family structures and asking all the questions/making comments I thought I had the answer to. But I’m not even sure what to do. When she said it, my mouth just kind of dropped and I wasn’t sure how to respond. All this time I was preparing myself of this moment…4/5 years of preparing myself….and I still had nothing.
I guess you can never really prepare yourself for something like this.