I still don’t get the logic here.Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:36
This isn’t anything recent, but it has come to my conclusion more and more frequently that I do a lot of things that are more acceptable when the father in the relationship does them. For instance, I play MMORPGs and video games as a hobby. Obviously, neither one of my parents mind this — as a matter of fact, I tend to get a few nice video games every Christmas or on my birthday, so it’s not like they don’t approve of my hobbies. They know that my children come first. They always have.
Neither Matt nor Paul have ever said anything to me when I ask them if their mother likes the fact that I game, though. Obviously I’ve done a good job of hitting the nail on the head. She seems to be striking me more and more as the kind of person who gave up a lot of herself when she had children, and I’m not the kind of person who’s going to change overnight into someone whose entire life revolves around their kids. Yes, they are the most important thing to me. I always put them first. But what in the parenting bible says that I have to stop having hobbies and being myself to be a good parent? My ability to parent has nothing to do with the fact that I like playing… say, Sonic the Hedgehog.
It also has nothing to do with the fact that I have introduced Jason to Yoshi in an attempt to get him to play games, which has done wonders (in a good way!) for his eye condition…