Charlie - posted on 11/28/2015 ( 14 moms have responded )
I must admit right off the bat that I am not a mother, I am a father but I found your responses and info I read on a couple of threads very informative so I thought I would take a chance and ask.
I am having an issue with my son's mother trying to keep me from getting my son on our arranged days. We have no court agreement just a signed agreement between us as two adults trying to be civil for our son. A little background. I have one DUI and no other tickets not history, my record is clean except that but I am making efforts to not be that person, yes I messed up. Since then have been attending AA meetings and trying to get out of it. She has a history of mental illness and has been on and off anti depressants for about 8 years or so and wanting an abortion while being drunk the day she told me she was pregnant and she was committed for 72 hour suicide watch when our son was 2 months old He is soon to be 16 months old, She has also abandoned her two older children who are 10 and 12 and refuses to see them. She has not seen them in over a year and has only spoken to them twice in the last six months. Not even a card or a call on their birthdays until I convinced her to skype with them. Now to the meat of the issue. Our agreement was we each get our son on our days off and the other time he is with his baby sitter . So despite the fact that I worked all day and drove straight to the sitters house after and have not drank in weeks, the sitter, her stepdad, said I smelled like alcohol so now she is refusing to let me have my son on my day off. That's not legal, he can't keep me from taking my son can he. Oh btw he claims I was drunk that night I picked my son up from him, which i was not, but said nothing that night. Showed no concern and didn't even mention it til a week later. I would have fixed the issue that night by having local pd come and give me a breath test but he waited til a week later. If you thought that someone picking up your grandson was drunk would you not say something til a week later or figure it out right then? I am totally perplexed by this whole thing. Please help despite the fact that I am the father not the mother. :) Thank you.