Originally Posted by incorrigible
"Well Judge, Owen was really upset for a week or so after our last visit to Michigan. Biodad had made a big deal about how they would spend time together, on the phone, then never showed up for his visitation. I assure you that he doesn't normally sleep with us, but when an autistic child is so consistently and blatantly rejected by a parent..."
no no! take the high road! lol stick with the truth. "Well Judge, Owen is raised in a loving home where his emotional needs are met. I realize that's incredibly rare in America, but is it really something I need to defend?"
Honestly, even in main stream circles...a 7r old sleeping w mom n dad once in a while? Who cares? What a <UAV>!
I think the reason ex was so upset about it is because Owen said he slept in his mom and dad's bed. Hence calling dp "dad". Not ex. Because he never calls ex "dad". When Owen said that the whole tone of ex's voice changed dramatically. Somebody got his pride hurt
and apparently feels the need to fight back
Originally Posted by Una
Thank god I don't have his phone number, he'd be getting such an earful.
During moments such as these, I'm often tempted to leak his phone number out. Imagine the number of nasty phone calls or texts that would be coming his way
Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama
Grrr........I'm getting to the point where I get mad before I even READ your posts!
LOL... you and me both. Just a few more months before the increase in child support hits and, hopefully, he stops playing this game and does what's in ds's best interest (sign over his rights so ds can get on with his life).
And I have to say, that even if it does go back to court I have a very valid reason for letting ds sleep in my bed part of the night Saturday- ds's breathing is acting up (he has breathing issues related to allergies and RAD). He's spent most of the weekend coughing and wheezing. It was imperative that I keep an eye on him during the night in case he needed to use his inhaler. No Judge in the world would argue that.
And on a side note that I found funny.... a couple weeks ago I was talking to ds's teacher. She asked straight out what the situation is with ds's dad (I had told her ds had to miss a day of school because he had to go to michigan for that). I explained to her the whole situation and it was like a lightbulb went off in her head. She explained that at the beginning of the school year Owen always talked about "mom and Jason" (and she knew Jason was my partner). Then randomly ds threw in a statement about his "dad". His teacher asked "where does your dad live" and Owen's response was "in my house, of course". So his teacher had a vision of ds, dp, I and ex all living together. LOL! I had to clarify that ds calls dp "dad" as well as "Jason".