So to start off I think she’s the greatest Mother in the world, can’t say a bad thing about that side of things.
Where the issue is for me is when what I feel is some kind of controlling behaviour occurs. One example would be my son directs a question to me, “Dad, why does fireman Sam have to put out fires all the time?”, or whatever his question might be. She will answer before I can even process the question, let alone open my mouth.
If I play toys with him and he gets frustrated with anything or maybe I don’t play the way he wanted as a 3 year old often does, she will immediately cut in and tell me to stop before I even have a chance. My interactions with him never play out naturally, to the point I have no confidence in myself to deal with any of these situations because she will take the reigns.
I might be wrong about it being controlling behaviour, but whatever it is, one thing I do know is that its getting me down and making me feel like I’m his brother rather than his father/parent.
Extremely socially isolated dad, having a tough time. Thank god I found somewhere to talk.