So my boyfriends younger brother came to live with us a month ago and I’m having issues with leaving my one year old daughter with the brother. Not that there’s problems or anything but I just don’t trust my daughter in his care and I feel bad because his a great uncle and I know he loves her and his always playing with her but I always and secretly make sure I can see them both when they’re together. I haven’t spoken to my boyfriend about this because I know he’ll be upset because his very close with his brother and completely trusts him but when my boyfriend is out working and I’m at home I never leave without my daughter even if I’m getting the mail. Even if my daughter is in the other room with the brother I always call out to her and make sure I can hear her and if I can’t hear her I’ll check on her. There’s been times where my boyfriend wants to leave my daughter home with the brother when we were going out somewhere but I’d refuse and call my mum to pick up my daughter or drop her to my sisters but I just couldn’t bring myself to allow her in his care. It’s because I read of articles that pedophiles can be the very people that are close to the family and I don’t know the brother well so I kinda see him as a potential pedophile. I know it sounds cruel but I was wondering if anyone has or is going through this? Is it normal to feel this way?
Posted by trishoet, 2nd July 2014