Treasure - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Today, one of my SK's turned 6. The BM called my husband so much at work that he turned his phone off without notifying me first. A Sherriff's Deputy pulled into our drive way about 6:30 for a "welfare check" of my SKs.
Here is the background information: She hasn't taken the children since the end of Christmas Break. She has had a baby (in Jan. sometime) and the children haven't met their half-sibling yet. She texted us so much that we told her not to text anymore and will not reply to any text messages. She calls non-stop every Sunday, yelling and screaming yet another empty threat of someone going to jail.
She refuses to give an address of where she is living at now, and loves to create drama with everyone about how she "isn't allowed to see her kids". I'm sorry, but with the area that she resides in being so full of crime, the children's saftey is our #1 concern. We are in the country to get away from it all. Every news story is about a shooting, child wandering in the streets during the middle of the night, rape, murder, theft, arson, molestations, cars crashing into houses... I mean, the list just goes on.
The police/sherriffs are on our side, our attorney says "don't send them until you have seen where she lives", the court hasn't heard anything because she won't file contempt on us since she refuses to give an address... Even her family agrees with us!
After 5 years of this BS going on with the BM, I am tired. And, I have 14 more years to go until they are all 18!
This is really more of a complaint than asking advice. I know that being a Step Mother full time is trying and yet very rewarding! :)