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Yesterday was my dd's IEP meeting at her new school. Her dad hasn't come to any school functions in a long time. (after thinking about it, I realized he doesn't even know what school she's at/where it is). He said he couldn't make it because he couldn't take time away from work. He called last night...silly me thought he might ask about the meeting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Instead he talked about the deer he got over the weekend...and the fact that he took yesterday off of work to cut up the deer!<br><br>
Nice, a deer is more important than your dd!!!! I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I am...or maybe just disappointed!
 

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That's really sad. There are so many kids whose parents don't live close enough to them be able to attend school functions, especially something as important as an IEP. And to see someone who has the opportunity just piss it away so they can cut up a deer makes me mad. Your daughter deserves better, and you deserve to have a more involved co-parent.
 

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My X would prefer to scratch tickets, work or do other things besides spend time with DD.<br><br>
Now with the pending divorce- he will have a visitation schedule where he won't have me there to say "Come get her" the minute she cries or becomes too much work.<br><br>
And now also he will be ordered to pay child support where he really hardly ever paid for bills too often.<br><br><br>
Gutting a deer huh?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><br><br>
What are some men thinking?<br><br><br>
Sandra Mom to Stephanie 8/5/2004<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/learning.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Learning">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/flower.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="flower"> and cat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/cat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cat">: Newly single Mom<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fambedsingle1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fambedsingle1">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I'm sorry mama. For you and your DD. I don't think DS's dad knows what school he's in either. He's never come to any meetings, dr appointments, IEP's, nothing. He's never met DS's teacher, therapists, dr's, etc. I take it back- he came to ds's 1 year check-up because he was trying to get the dr to say I was abusing Owen (because at 12 months he wasn't talking or running and was still nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> ). When the dr said just the opposite- that I was doing a good job keeping on top of everything- he stormed out of the office and hasn't been to another appointment since (I have since switched primary care dr and, as far as I know, ex doesn't have any idea who/where it is).<br><br>
Some day he's going to wake up and realize what he's missing out on. Unfortunately, it will probably be too late.
 

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Hear ya sister! X has similar priorities. He never has a minute off work to do anything related to the kids but I constantly notice him taking off early or going in late. Not to mention all his mental health days but he does need those- since he's mentally "off".
 
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