Title says it all. In a one week span, how often would you talk to your kids while they are with the other parent? My 4 y/o DS goes to spend one week every other month with his dad. (Dad's in Colorado, we're in Indiana). We have never set up phone schedules and before I was talking to him every other day. The past few trips his dad has made this passive aggressive move of not answering the phone calls or texts through most of the visit and will call me, at his leisure, twice for DS to talk to me. Last visit I was so worried that I called his mom, who is out there for the visits. Needless to say she didn't answer. Yesterday I left him a message, after trying to call DS twice, saying that if he'd just at least text me, let me know when *would* be convenient for me to call DS and that they were ok, I'd stop calling and interfering with their time. He texts me later in the day (6 hours later) and tells me to call at 10am Thursday...2 calls to DS in 8 days is sufficient, 3 is intrusive! WTF??? Seriously? 3 calls to my 4 y/o in an 8 day span is intrusive? We talk for 5-10 minutes AT MOST! I let him know that the courts would disagree and that it's not entirely up to him how often we talk. It's not like I want to talk to him every day!! I would love to talk to him every 2-3 days, that's all! Does that seem excessive??
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4/28/10 at 9:29am