Friday, February 24, 2012

It Happened

So, it happened. Ryder asked (sorta) about his dad. I knew the day would come, but I thought I would have longer to prepare.

We were in the middle of a crowded Christmas Tree Shop when he said "I don't have a dad."

"Well," I tried to explain, "you do have a dad you just don't know him."

"Is [your boyfriend] my dad?"

"No, he is not."

"Is he your dad?"

"No, honey, he is not a dad. He has no children."

"I want to go to Chuck E Cheese," wrapping the conversation up.

So, I know that this is only the first of many conversations like this. Hopefully they don't happen in the middle of a crowded store again. I could feel the eyes burning my flesh.


  1. I imagine that is very stressful. I am sure it will happen again, but the good thing is he has a mom who loves him and provides for him. As he gets older he will better understand and take comfort in the family/support that he has......and while he is young there is always Chuck E Cheese. ;)

  2. Those are tough conversations to have! At least now you know it may come up again, so you can think about what you'll say next time.


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