(quote) Rebecca-443773 said: I'm raising my youngest, almost six, without a dad. Our divorce and annulment went forward when he was just 9 months old. My ex is slowly stepping up a bit more, and there are solid guys all around us in grandfather, uncles, cousins, etc...but no, none of that can trump a dad. I work hard to DO both, making it clear that I AM not both. It's tricky, but very important that my kids understand the difference.
GBU....I constantly prayed/advertised/canvassed/waited years for a big brother who never materialised/prayed some more.............this boy is still totally dependent on me and anxious at 20