Guilt

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10 Responses to Guilt

  1. chezmummy says:

    I can’t think of anything more boring than being made to memorise a poem by my dad during a school holiday. By the sound of things, I think you’re much more deserving of the Superdad title. You obviously care so much for your family

  2. You made me laugh at SuperFuckingDad!! I have sworn a lot over the past few years, sometimes very loudly… Just a question, no need to answer it, is there another fellow dad at work who is more encouraging, who gets it? He’s probably quiet and patient, a bit battle scarred. He might be the electrician or the IT guy, maybe the postman.

    The person I can speak openly to is my dental hygienist. So every four months I give her an update and she just understands.

  3. A good post. It clearly convey the guilt one feels when they have a special needs child.
    However, I would not compare yourself to SFD, you are doing the best you can.

  4. B's Dad says:

    The SFD backlash starts here!

  5. alexcparsons says:

    Well done B’s Dad! Searingly honest and the reason why B is so lucky to have you and hs Mum as parents. Sometimes it just gets too much. I know it has for me over the last 3 weeks of holiday and an additional family break… Keep smiling!

  6. stephstwogirls says:

    SFD doesn’t sound like much of a fun guy to me….. give him a wide berth from now on. Personally I much prefer the ‘Don’t Quit’ poem, much better put I think http://www.thedontquitpoem.com/thePoem.htm :) As far as work goes, do you have any inclination to change career a bit and help with Special Needs teaching in some way? Sure you’d be fab at it :)

  7. Angie says:

    This is my pick-me-up and find-the-beauty poem: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~gongsu/desiderata_textonly.html

    Thanks for your honesty, and for putting my feelings into words.

    • Angie says:

      Also, my SuperFuckingMom friends are lovely, but arrrgh they have perfect, witty children!!! And they repost all these delightful, wise-seeming sayings and conversations all over Facebook. Just stop it.

  8. B's Dad says:

    Thanks everyone, particularly for the poems. I’m not sure about me but I know my wife has the makings of a brilliant SEN teacher/supporter.

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