Break-ups can be messy and people can struggle with hard feelings for years. Some couples simply can’t put things behind them, and will do petty things to unnecessarily hurt an ex. This can really get in the way when two people are trying to co-parent a child. The stories you read about how exes try to get back at one another on Facebook can be positively harrowing.
One dad shows it doesn’t have to be like that. Brandon Carpenter of Florida posted a picture of a Winn Dixie receipt to his Facebook page. He wasn’t really looking for recognition, but he was trying to make a point.
The dad had gone to his ex’s house to bring his daughter some children’s Tylenol because the little tot wasn’t feeling well. He noticed his daughter’s pantry was stocked with formula, baby food and snacks, but when he went into the fridge, he found it empty.
Carpenter was worried about his ex, who he describes as a hard-working mom who pays her own rent and bills. He decided to head over to Winn Dixie and purchase some groceries, which he delivered to his ex.
“Just because we aren’t together doesn’t mean I can’t provide for her if she needs it,” Brandon wrote in his Facebook post. “If my child’s mother is good then I know she is taking care of our daughter the best she can and that makes me happy.”
If only all couples trying to co-parent would act the same way. The post started flying around the internet with hundreds of thousands of shares. People from all over the country left Carpenter thumbs-up and compliments for his actions.
Many people commented that Carpenter is a ‘good man’ and he’s setting a good example for his little girl. It’s healthy when parents can let go of whatever problems they had that brought the relationship to an end, and move forward as partners, even friends, to bring up their children.
Source: Fox 2 Detroit