So it happened. I introduced my guy to the kids yesterday.
I decided to do it at home on a normal weekday/after work and daycare. I picked my BF up after work, drove him to my place and then went to get the kids. I had prepared them in advance that he would be waiting at home.
It was all very natural and easy. I cooked us some dinner while he entertained the kids. We had agreed to introduce him as a "friend" and the kids seemed to think that was very normal. He was a natural with the kids. He was very easy and calm. No hi pitched voice, no overly "funny-uncle" kind of behaviour. He listened to their stories about their day, and he let my 5 year old ramble on about his main interests "Star Wars" and Lego
It didnt surprise me that he was so wonderful with them though. He has two children of his own - and a stepdaughter from a previous marriage. Unfortunately he lost contact with them for complicated reasons that I wont go into here - just trust that I know what happened and it is of no concern to me at all.
He did spend the night - I told the kids it was because he lives far away and doesnt have a car (true - and to those who wonder then car prices here are ridiculous, so that is why) He slept in the guest bed and the kids thought that was normal too.
I mentioned in advance to my ex that I have met a man that I care a lot about and that I was planning to introduce him to the kids. Ex took it very well and just said, thats fine, go ahead so..
All in all - it went amazingly well
And it feels so good that he finally has gotten to meet my children after I have talked so much about them for so long