I took William to see his dad and brother today. William was a happy little guy and his brother enjoyed getting to see him. He was in the back of the car with William saying, "I got what I wanted; a little brother!" Really cute!
I didn't spend much time there because it took me so long to get ready (thanks to the new haircut, which I love but can't understand why it's so poofy for me but was flat for the hairdresser) seeing FOB was cutting into William's nap time. Poor little guy hasn't had a good schedule the last few days. I'm really hoping he'll get to have a normal nap tomorrow. Not sure, though since there's church and then we have to stop by the store.
When we got home after leaving FOB's I took a few picture of William because he was really cute with his shirt covering half his face while sleeping and then peeking out over the top of it when he woke up. FOB texted back laughing and calling William a junior creeper because the peeking picture really did look just a bit creepy. Then he thanked me for bringing William over and said it was nice to have everyone together.
He's been doing pretty well lately when it comes to just the way he acts in general. He's actually been trying to get me to have lunch with him so he can see William more often but I've been so busy this week. The fact that he's been asking really says something.
I talked to him a bit about what's going on in his life lately. He told me the other day that he's taken a safety course and will be taking a structural welding class at the end of this month so he can work on the north slope. Today he mentioned he's going to be taking a daddy class to help him be a better parent. He really wants to do better by his children and make sure he can teach them well and not impart anything bad on them. He wants to have this good job and get his own place and everything. And I know when he has regular money he'll be asking me if I need anything. When he gets some extra cash lately he does ask me if I need anything.
I won't be doing child support but we have the understanding that if I really need something for William and he has the money I can ask him to get it. I find that's a better way to do things rather than just take his money when he has it.
All this new stuff with him is really nice. I'm hoping it continues and he can really make a change in his life. I would like to see him happy. I've never figured he's a bad person. He's just so turned around and he knows it. I'll be praying that he continues trying to make things better for himself and that he continues trying to be a good parent.
On another note, William desperately wants to sit up. While awake in his swing or in his bouncy chair, he tries to sit forward so he's actually sitting up and not reclined. It's really cute and I feel bad that he can't really do it yet. But he'll get there.