My daughter's 'My Family' page of her nursery 'About Me' book

(27 Posts)
ProtectiveMother Mon 09-Sep-13 21:28:43

Now please if you're going to write here saying 'its no big deal,' please go elsewhere.

My daughter has started nursery already but I've been stumped by her 'My Family' page of her 'About Me' book.

I want to write that her family consists of her sibling and me and herself. Us 3. I don't want to mention her father who left us because I asked him to face up to his drinking problem and he wouldn't. In my view, although he is 'fighting me' (his own words) for joint residency, he's not a proper parent and due to domestic violence I'm very sorry but I don't consider him family at all and the kids are too young to understand all this. Do I have to play along (still!!!!) and draw 2 little houses and say 'Daddy lives here.' I really don't think so! He has recently introduced a new girlfriend to the children without letting me know. Family?? Erm...

Any advice VERY welcome. I know it's only a little nursery book I'm filing out (photos etc are supposed to be included) but the issues go so much wider than this and I'd really appreciate any support :-)

ProtectiveMother Wed 11-Sep-13 15:20:58

Wow TwoStepsBeyond you're really judgemental!

Anyway I finally asked my daughter about it. (It has been sitting undone thus far!) She would like a picture of the 3 of us on our family holiday this summer and she wants to draw two of her friends.

mimbles Wed 11-Sep-13 17:54:48

My dc's have been asked to draw numerous 'family' pictures over the years and have drawn all sorts of combinations according to how they are feeling at the time.

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