Desperately needing advise from mother's of the children of truckers. PLEASE!!
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Ok, this is the deal. When I met my trucker, he had been driving for years. We now have a 19 month old child together. (I have an 8 year old from a previous relationship.)
I am in desperate need of help with my youngest daughter so any advice you can give me will be grateful.
She has always been a daddy's girl, since day one. Her father used to drive teams with his brother for a small company. This allowed them to have a dedicated run where he could be home every week. Unfortunately the company decided they didn't want to carry the insurance anymore. This left him having to find a different company.
Due to other issues he ended up going solo. Now that he has gone solo it takes a lot more for him to make the same amount of money that we need to make it. Now we are lucky if he's home for two days a month.
This has taken a really hard toll on his "little angel". When he is home, she is terrified to let him out of her sight for even a second. She's terrified that he's going to leave so she doesn't sleep well when he's home. She's also on her perfect behavior when he's home. (Though she's a tazmanian devil when he's gone lol). I think this is mostly because in her little mind if she misbehaves, she thinks daddy is going to leave her.
I don't know what to do. She is so little and there is so much that she does not understand.
Like I said, any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciative. We desperately need anything we can get to help give my daughter a peace of mind about her daddy being gone.
She has been inside of his truck, and when she goes through the house screaming for him, I pick her up and love on her and repeat that daddy had to go to work to buy her some diapers n toys. I don't know if she understands completely, but I do know she watches every red truck she see's waiting to see if daddy's behind the wheel.
PLEASE HELP US HELP OUR BABY! This is totally ripping my heart out to see her cry over this anymore.
I don't know what to do.