It just came to me - the real difference between Jack & me. The difference is in how we see the world. He sees parenting as an optional activity. You can choose to participate or you don't have to if you don't FEEL like it. I, on the other hand, feel that once you are a parent - that is a life role. The role changes as the child matures and ages, but it's not something you can opt out of. Wow. In that one key difference in how we see the world, lies the majority of his issues.
I'm not going to complain one bit. I'm a parent, and proud of it. I'm a parent to 2 wonderful biological children and 2 bonus children. Each of them has their own need for a parent, and they are each different. I'm not going to quit, so Jake, Abby, LT & Maggie - You can count on ME.
I love you all - even if you never see this.
Wife (Mama) Goes On