I’m a single mom to a son. I don’t do the “king” or “prince” stuff with him. He’s an adorable little boy. A bit of a handful. Of course, I love him to pieces.
However, I’m aware that he’s human. He has the same potential as anyone else to grow up and be a jerk. So I’m a bit firm with him.
I don’t want to be that mother in law who treats any person he brings home like dirt, because I assume my son is better than any of them.
I won’t coddle or excuse his bad behaviors just because he’s my little boy.
It sounds harsh. And it certainly isn’t the popular opinion in single mom groups.
But I do love him and want the very best for him. I just don’t agree that treating him like he’s better than others is the way to accomplish that.