Fatherhood comes at a price. Almost everyone remembers the catchy add from Visa that went something like “Wedding on the Hill = $20,000… Honey Moon on the Island=$5,000…coming home and discovering that you’re expecting… PRICELESS!” That just about sums up Fatherhood and it truly is priceless.
From that moment that the line turns blue, or pink, or whatever it is these days, to the day they take their first steps, you can expect that pride and joy will pay that tab. Sadly not all men feel this way. In an age where the divorce rate is more than 50 percent, fathers are walking away and not standing their ground.
This writer read an article about Bonus Families where the ex-wife and the current wife of a man went through the normal routine of anger, resentment, heartache and pain only to find that it was counterproductive. Imagine for a moment that you are mature enough to redirect the negative emotions and focus on the best interest of the children.
Kids need love, care, kindness, and living examples of how to “love thy neighbor.” They don’t care where it comes from as long as they get it. When blended families learn to live in harmony, the best interest of the children will be well taken care of.
As more fathers stand their ground and help mend broken relationships between children, the way that parenting happens forever will be changed. The priceless moments where the negative emotions and blended families are able to have healthy outings together contributes to building rather than tearing down communities.
These blended families will rewrite a familiar commercial to say “two weddings = $25,000… One divorce = $50,000… Changing the way the world views family… PRICELESS!”