My FiancÃ© And I Have Totally Different Parenting Styles And We Probably Should Have Discussed This
Now I watch my fiancÃ© put pasta or French fries on little toy trucks on â€œThe Little Terrorâ€ tray table, so heâ€™ll eat. Heâ€™ll allow our son – oh I donâ€™t know – ten times to throw things off the tray table. Iâ€™ll be like, â€œI donâ€™t care if he cries. Heâ€™s not eating his fucking spaghetti off a truck and he only gets three chances!â€
Donâ€™t get me wrong. My fiancÃ© is a wonderful man, a great father, and I love him dearly. I just never thought I would be the Bad Cop parent, because itâ€™s just so not me. But because his parenting style turns out to be even more laidback than mine, Iâ€™ve actually turned into sounding like a nagging motherâ€¦to my fiancÃ©. Thatâ€™s not who I want to be!
For all you planning on having a baby, the questions you should NOT be worried about are names, or discussions of what the baby will look like. What potential parents should be asking each other are questions like, â€œWhat would you do when our child purposely hits you?â€ Or, â€œAre we going to allow our child to drink Apple juice straight or mix it with water?â€ Or, â€œHow do you see yourself reacting to seeing our toddler crawling on the kitchen table?â€ Because, if you donâ€™t, then one of you is going to turn into the Bad Cop Parent, like me, and, fuck me, I didnâ€™t even send in a resume for that position. Please, someone, fire me!