A reader wants advice on how to handle a situation with her new beau. He threw her for a loop when he introduced her to his two kids last weekend. She was not expecting it and they had not discussed it beforehand. They have only been seeing one another for a couple of weeks.
To make matters worse, the kids were not exactly on their best behavior. She is a single woman with no children and little experience with them. She is an only child so she is not an Aunt – she isn’t a Godmother, either. She is pretty much the definition of childless. Her life literally has not had to revolve around children in any way, shape, or form…until this weekend.
You can imagine how uncomfortable she must have felt. I believe this had an impact on how the kids received her…or rather how badly it went. Since she has to adjust to kids, I doubt waiting longer would have made much of a difference.
Do you think meeting the children of your date before the three month-mark is a good idea?
If you have children, when do you decide that it’s time to bring your significant other around them for the first time? How do you handle it? Is it a major thing or do you sort of let it unfold in a casual surrounding?
Are you childless and dating someone who isn’t? How do you make it work? What is the best advice you have for someone who has to warm up to the idea of having children around?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog