My brother Mike and I have very different approaches when it comes to Brooks. Mike moved out of the house before I moved in, and he lives an exciting busy life by the beach. Besides working with my mom, Mike doesn't spend too much personal time with her and therefore doesn't particularly concern himself with who she is dating. I, on the other hand, moved in with my mom and am more involved in her dating life since I'm so close with her, and therefore have more involvement than my brother.
At the end of the day, Ryan and I are in NO position to tell my mom what to do with her life and who to date. My decision to request that Brooks is not in the house as long as I am home all stems from my desire to create the most positive home environment that I can for my son. The Marine Corps has forced me to become a "single mom" for a year while Ryan is off serving our country and this is the time for me to be selfish and focus on my family. I love my mom dearly and want her to be the happiest she can be. If she were to tell me to move out of the house so she can move Brooks in, I would be happy for her and not argue one bit. I am more than happy to step aside so she can move forward in her relationship.
For now, our living situation works for us and I will honor whatever my mom wishes for her home, because it is just that. . .HER HOME.