Today's BS- wonder what will happen tomorrow?
First off, BM was late picking SS10 up today by 30 minutes. That's not usually a big deal for most kids but SS10 paces the house before pick up time if we don't busy him. Luckily, this isn't nearly the first time so we've smartened up and he was downstairs teaching his BD4 how to play a video game. DH texted her when she was 15 minutes late and she texted back that her garage door wouldn't open and she was waiting for her DH to come fix it. We live literally 3 blocks away. Not even exaggerating it takes the exact same amount of time to drive as it does to walk. Sometimes walking is quicker, if I'm doing pick up cause DH isn't home I almost always walk so i don't have to load the bios in the car, just BS1 into the stroller easy peasy. So it was weird that she didn't just walk. The second thing that was weird was that instead of waiting for her DH to come fix the door, why didn't she ask him to pick up SS10 on his way home?
I'm fairly certain the door was fine and BM just slept in. But we're early risers in this house and she knows that so she would never admit to sleeping in. Or maybe it was another BM trick to make SS10 have more anxiety about transitioning between homes. Who knows.
Shortly after she picks him up, DH gets an email from the lawyer saying BM is taking DH to court for sure. She wants more child support. She's intending to impute income on DH that is thousands and thousands of dollars more than he's ever made. Good luck BM! DH's lawyer also said that BM's lawyer said her DH's income has been reduced so that's why she wants more child support. I played the world's smallest violin.
The email also says that a pretrial is months away. Well f*CK. SS10 is already in his counseling sessions with just 3 left to go to fulfill the C&A agreement. DH already booked his next one with SS10. So if the pretrial doesn't happen soon, SS10 will be prepared and then he will have to wait and wait before he can actually utilize the coping skills or whatever he's getting from these sessions. DH asked the lawyer if we should have another go at an interim application. Although DH is also delusional in that he thinks BM is just going to let week on, week off happen after the fourth counseling session. I said, maybe you should file for the interim... Just in case. Despite everything he still believes BM will cooperate.
After that email DH receives an email from BM about SS10'S swimming. Which she can't afford without DH's payment, and DH isn't paying without balancing out the overpayment first. But that's besides the point, the email was really about a schedule. Starting on Tuesday, SS10 will be swimming 4 days a week. After October it will be 5 days a week, both days on the weekend, mid morning.
SS10 is going to hate this. That means no more going away for the weekends, no more lazy mornings. No breaks in the evenings except two days a week (and until we get week on week off, one of those days is with us) and just no more time for himself. He will literally go to school then eat supper then swim then go to bed and repeat. Fortunately he doesn't have many friends so at least it's not cutting into his social life.
TGIF am I right? I'm still waiting for the freak out when she finds out I told SS10 that the counselor wasn't for deciding where he lives. Or if SS10 doesn't tell (unlikely but sometimes he doesn't because he doesn't want his Mom to know he knows she lied) what her flip out will be after her meeting with the counselor and she learns DH gave her a copy of the C&A agreement lol.