Angie - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
My Children have just had a very hectic summer, several holidays all back to back. First a camp from their Uniformed organisation, then their Dad took them away camping and then with me to visit family in Spain.
My eldest (13) spent a lot of time opening up to me whilst we were away telling me things like 'Daddy doesn't listen to what we want' or 'We never know if Daddy is going to come to see us'
But the worst one was him saying his Daddy shouted at him for texting me once on the 4th night of their holiday, saying 'you spend all your time texting your Mum while you are with me but never text me!'
Whilst we were in Spain I suggested everyday that one of the older 2 (13 and 11) text their Dad to tell him what we had been up to and they both said why should we he never replies.
Any suggestions on what to do?
I want them to be able to contact me if they want to and always give them the chance to text Daddy if they want to.
But should I reply?
When they text to say 'having a great time but missing you', is it wrong to reply 'so glad you are having fun and I will see you soon'?
This is just one of many things I am having to deal with but it is the rawest in my mind at the moment