Our court agreement is for every other long weekend plus a month in the summer and a week at Christmas. So, we were supposed to have DSD for Labour Day weekend but her mom said that "Labour Day doesn't count because it's part of summer."
DH let that slide because she said they were coming into town later in the month and we'd get her for a few days. Well, surprise! They "can't make it!"
Poor DH, he's really losing his relationship with his daughter and it's breaking his heart. Before they moved away a year and a half ago we had her 10 overnights a month... now he's going 2 months at a time without seeing her.
I really don't think this is what the judge had in mind when he set a minimum of every second long weekend... biomom stood in court and said that she would send DSD here at LEAST once a month, if not twice. And told the judge that DSD had a long weekend every month, with school holidays etc, so it would be easy. The judge set the current schedule as a MINIMUM and said that he fully expected, since biomom was SO committed to maintaining her dad's relationship with her, that we would see her more than that.
Now, we're not even getting that minimum. We had DSD for July and we won't see her again until October now. Maybe not even then, because on the agreement we don't get Thanksgiving this year. (Canadian Thanksgiving)
I'm trying to convince DH to take this back to court (with a lawyer this time) but he's just sad and doesn't believe that it will change anything.