Lindsay - posted on 02/18/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
As I sit here and watch my adorable 8 year old play a video game because he is home sick with strep throat, I have to vent about his super awesome dad.... or lack thereof....
I go to school full time, work full time (no sick leave) and raise my two boys, 17 and 8. They live with me full time, the oldest goes every other weekend and the youngest every Wednesday and every other weekend. Now I've been married to both of their dads. The first ex must obviously have me spoiled because I can not wrap my thoughts around the second ex. We sat down as grown-ups four years ago and decided before we hated one another it was time for us to go our separate ways. He said at that point he wouldn't be a weekend dad because he had watched my older son go through that. Well since then I've had to call about four times after numerous absences and say "Hey, you don't want to be a part of your son's life then just tell me." Well, in the last year he has a new woman. She despises me!! I'm still trying to figure out why, I've never said a cross word to her. Well, I call him as an absolute last resort. Our son is sick and I have to work at six am. He is off work. I ask him can you watch him, I'm out of options. His response, I had plans with my girlfriend and your are messing that up. I did not plan at any point for my son to get sick and now I'm being blamed for highjacking their night! Needless to say, I did not send him to his dads, I told him I would take care of it. He calls today like nothing is wrong...How do I respond?