Jackie - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I left my ex when I was pregnant with my daughter(now 9) & my son was 2. He had nothing to do with either of them (his choice not mine) until he was getting married & they both wanted them in the wedding, & wanted to "do the right thing" by having the kids once a fortnight. This all happened when my daughter was 5,& my son 7, so my daughter didn't know him,& my son barely remembered him! At first,all was good,as my son wanted to know his Dad, but my daughter was indifferent.( she has known her step-dad since she was 2).In the last few years Ive had the problem that they no longer want to go there-at all. It has progressively got worse so that last school holidays when they stayed for the week,my daughter rang me crying on the second day wanting to come home.(which she did & she has taken to crying about going each fortnight) I feel that if they don't want to go,then they don't have to. But get the impression from"them" that I should make them! I don't know what to do,I stick up for the kids & let them stay home,bu then have to fight their dad & step-mum about it! Any advice is welcome!