Crazy Cat Man
- Aug 11, 2008
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It's rough man. I don't think my wife and I understand how on our own we were going to be. I think we got one date night that first year, also covid the year after. My dad and his gf are too old, her mom 3 hours away, estranged dad 6 hours. Her brother 3 hrs away, mine 3 time zones away. Friends didn't really have kids.Raising a kid for the first time without any sort of nearby support system absolutely fucking sucks.
Best we can get is uninvolved family members calling and texting from hundreds, if not thousands of miles away to give us unsolicited parenting advice and question our decisions as parents, despite the fact that the vast majority of them have yet to actually meet our baby in person (and have made no effort to do so).
Otherwise healthy and happy baby is inconsolable lately. Taking her to the doctor today… hoping it is just something minor like her starting to teethe. It just sucks and I feel like a bad parent because she’s clearly uncomfortable about something and I haven’t been able to fix it.
Sorry… tired, overworked dad just needed to vent.
Then we decided to move further away from our friends for more peace and quiet, sorry akron.
Balance as best you can and let each other know when they get too close to their breaking point. Keep talking with those friends that are to far away and keep venting here, there, or anywhere.