Dante’s Opinion: Am I a deadbeat dad or not?

Well, today’s only question comes from Ronald.

Am I a deadbeat dad or not? Today was my sons first day a daycare. The mother of my child wanted me to pick up my son and her ( she doesnt have a car) to take them to the daycare which about 2 blocks away from her home. As I get my son into the car seat she says she has to go to his doctor to get his records. I had no gas to go there and was upset that she didnt tell me this ahead of time. I told her that I didnt have time for her games and she says she didnt care what I thought about the situtation. I proceeded to take my son out his car seat and gave him back to her. She screamed and yelled at me as she walked away. I drove off and turned back around to go pick them up but she didnt want to get in the car. So proceded to the daycare. As she came walking up to the place she was saying that Im a deadbeat dad for making her walk with our son. Mind you I have joint leagal and shared phycail custody of my son and pay child support. I see him 4 times a week. She doesnt have a job nor a car so I provide the transpotation.In your opionon am I a deadbeat dad?

P.S. Sorry for the spelling LOL

Spelling wasn’t that bad. Okay, so, I saw the question and was expecting this to be a tough topic. Instead, this doesn’t make sense. She seems to just be crying just to cry and doesn’t quite understand what a deadbeat dad is. It was wrong for you to drive off like that. Considering that the day care is within walking distance, it’s not so bad and she really could have walked.

Anyway, if she’s calling you a deadbeat for this particular situation, I gotta disagree with her here.

And that’s just my opinion!



6 thoughts on “Dante’s Opinion: Am I a deadbeat dad or not?

  1. Just because you see your child 4 days doesn’t mean that you are being a good father, spending quality time or even enough time with him. Is it only a couple of hours a day, four days a week or are you dropping him off at your mother’s house twice a week while you go out?

    I don’t like when fathers think just because they see their child four days a week that they deserve an award. You really should be seeing him 7 days a week. If you are not getting him up in the morning, bathing him, dressing him, feeding him, etc. on an everyday basis, I don’t see why you would be upset enough not to drive 2 blocks with your son & his mother.

    The one that really gets hurt is the kid – you just missed out on 5 or 10 minutes of time with your child because you were mad at his mother? Mad because she needs to get medical records for YOUR child? Hhhmmm….sounds very immature to me. Would you have preferred getting the medical records on your own, or are you just mad because you didn’t have advance notice. Either way, you’re only punishing your son, not the mother.


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