dburnsafc Posted January 3, 2018 Share Posted January 3, 2018 I'm a 27 year old male and I've been seeing this girl lately but this question could still apply no matter who I'm with I think. I know there is a families forum on here but I believe this post is more relevant here, because I worry that women might be put off me. I feel like everyone around me is great with kids except for me. I have two nephews and a niece, aged 3, 5 and 8. My siblings and parents are great with them, they can get them excited by talking to them, teasing them and playing with them. And the same goes for my friends with their nieces and nephews too. I can't do any of that. I've at least got a little better over the last few years and can chat to them, maybe I'll tell them that I like their new clothes or haircut, or I'll ask them about what they're playing with. But that's about the extent of how good I am at entertaining kids. Also my siblings never ask me to babysit, and I don't blame them, because we all know I'd be no good at it. But the girl I'm seeing has a little nephew and she plays with him all the time as well as babysits him every once in a while. She often talks about how she misses him if she hasn't seen him for a while and how she can't wait to see him and play with him again. If we properly get together then I feel like I should say something in advance that I'm not great with kids, otherwise it could get really awkward if I meet her nephew or she meets mine, I'll probably get really nervous and be even worse with kids than usual if she is around. It makes me feel like a bad uncle... I like kids but I just don't know what to do when I'm around them and I feel this would put a lot of women off me. Link to comment
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