So SD hardly ever cries for BM. And she spent a good chunk of summer with BM.
Today she came back after being gone 2 weeks. And she was WAILING for BM, that she wasnt going to see her for a "long time" (10 days). Mind you she will actually see BM twice this week for some other things with school and extracurriculars.
Now I know kids will often miss their other parent. But this type of reaction only ever happens RIGHT before there is a court hearing schedule. So it's hard not to believe that BM is manipulating and amplifying her feelings.
Oh and BM gave her a brand new tablet today. Today of all days.
I also think BM has turned into a Disney Mom. Because all SD could articulate was that she was going to miss BM for all the fun she had.
I validated SDs feelings as best I could. I never want her to feel guilty for feeling a certain way.
But DH gets negative right away. Not towards SD but he will whine and complain to me and get bent of shape. And he was grumpy the rest of the evening. How does that benefit anyone?