When Billy Flynn Gadbois’s ex-wife was about to celebrate a coming birthday, he did what most would not even imagine for a couple that is separated. Waking up early to buy a birthday card, flowers, and ingredients to make a special breakfast, Billy planned a surprise birthday with his kids for their mother. Billy shared his thoughts on the matter in a recent Facebook post.
“We decided early on that we were going to put the effort into co-parenting,” he said. “We just think it’s really important to show each other respect and care in front of the kids. Kids want to take care of their parents, and they can’t do it alone. So if it’s Mother’s Day and the kid doesn’t have anything to give to his mom… that doesn’t feel so great,” Billy explained.
If Billy just ignored the important days in his ex-wives lives, his young children would be unable to celebrate it the way they may want to. Understanding that he is a required part of the equation for the kids to do everything kids tend to do.
“Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So I’ma break it down for you all. I’m raising two little men. The example I set for how I treat their mom is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women and affect their perception of relationships,” Billy stated in his Facebook post.
The sentiments are shared by Billy’s ex-wife as well, and she always makes sure the two sons, who are only four and eight years old, can give their dad a present on fathers day and his birthday.
“I’m not saying everyone needs to help the kids make breakfast. But the message people are getting is that you can show each other respect and care in front of the kids, and help the kids care for that parent, regardless of how you feel about each other,” said Billy.
Billy has shown that even though divorce can bring the worst out of people at times, at the end of the day, personal problems should never get in the way of raising the kids.
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