my first time posting, ever!I've been a lurker here for a few weeks now, and after the crazy weekend I just had, I just needed to find some other single mommas and get your opinons. The dating thread seems perfect!
Well, I'm 23 years old and a single mom to a 19 month old boy. He's the center of my world and I have devoted the past nineteen months to this little guy. His father is not in the picture at all, left me when I was pregnant. I live with my parents and go to school full-time and parent full-time! I am very lucky to be able to do this.
I rarely go out, except with my girlfriends, and have not even thought about dating. ANYWAY, last friday my girlfriends decided to take me out to celebrate our singlehood. We all dressed up and of course I had to meet the most cute and polite guy... I actually had my eye on him the whole night but didn't even bother talking to him until he came over and talked to me! He texted me the next day wanting to meet up again. My mom told me to GO for it, she would babysit and not to worry about anything. I ended up staying out really late with him (with a group of my friends and a buddy of his.) I didn't feel comfortable going out alone with him. Can you tell I've been OUT of the dating scene for a very long time. He is in the military so he was leaving in a couple of days. I didn't mention my son because I didn't think it would go anywhere.
Well, we have been texting everyday this week and our conversations are just amazing. He will be back in town for good this summer. Now I'm feeling like I should tell him about my son, but I don't even know where to begin. This is the FIRST TIME in two and a half years that I've even talked to a guy in this way. I am so lost.
I guess my questions are: When do you tell a guy about your children? How much do you tell? My head is spinning right now.