Friday, November 19, 2010
Call of Duty Too
What's up with absentee fathers forging a relationship way past the diapers, formula, first words, first steps, first day of school? Like, maybe he can relate to him/her now and explain his absence. Why punish the child because you didn't want to be responsible? I'm not just talking about the no-job-havin-multiple-baby-mama knuckleheads either.
Moving cross country or halfway 'round the world is a piss poor excuse for being MIA; too many forms of communication exist. Those formative years can be hell on a single mama (cue all things teenager-y). Kids need more than financial support, especially the males. They have more than their fair share of strikes just for being who they are.
I have a friend whose son's father has four kids with four different women. Her child is the oldest, and they were together-together for a couple of years after his birth. He's probably seen this child a total of three times in the ten years since they split up. She had to go through hell and high water to get c.s. (and boy did he cut.the.fool when he got that next paycheck, tehehe).