My only expectation from Tyler is that he finish school with above average grades. As a kid (especially in grade school) he should be flying through it. Without the discipline now, he will never get out of middle/high school alive.
I look up to very few people in my life and one of them happens to have two children. One in hs and the other Tyler’s age. I see how she’s ‘trained’ her children and I strive to be that way. The hard part for me is that I have to do it on my own, part time.
This is why I emphasize couples not to have children unless they are going to be together forever.
Having to instill my desires while Tyler’s dad is trying to do his part, just doesn’t work.
Of course communication is key and I wish that we had that but we don’t and that’s why we aren’t together. I feel sick to my stomach that we aren’t able to discuss important matters without him getting offended. That’s the problem with older Korean men.
Either way, all I can do is work on my end of the deal because when Tyler grows up, he’s going to remember exactly what happened and will appreciate everything I’ve done.