Dating someone with kid
Will he or she want you to get up in the middle of the night if someone has a tummy ache?
Will you be expected to cook every night for the whole clan; read to the kids at bedtime; discipline them when they give the cat a bad haircut?
And if they’re dating you, they’re probably looking for something more serious and stable.
But kids also require attention and they come first (no matter what) so consider the fact that you might have limited time with your partner, and understand that spur of the moment activities may be off limits. Their ex is also going to be in the picture, so keep your jealousy in order.
Here are a few tips that can help you decide if you’re ready to date them.
However, leaving you with no responsibility or authority to make decisions can be bad as well.Knowing you're your partner had someone else before you is bad enough, but having to tolerate a continued relationship, whether it's friendly or just businesslike for the kids' sake, is downright gut-wrenching.Think about whether you'll freak out if the ex calls on the phone, or if you find out they sat next to each other at the kids' holiday performance.Find out exactly what the custody situation your partner and his or her ex have arranged, and consider whether the time you both will have with the kids is doable for you.
Part-timers may find having kids around every other weekend palatable, but babysitters are heaven-sent for full-timers.If that's you, make sure your honey has at least one trusted caregiver on standby, or find one or two on your own so you both can go out alone once in a while.