Anyone out there that can give me some advice about
what works for custody schedules? I have a ss and sd that do a 2-2-5. We always have them Monday and Tuesday, BM always has them Wedensday and Thursdays and we switch every weekend. The kids are 12 and 14. Lately I have noticed that it is very stressful for them to pick up all their stuff and move houses mid week. I tried to suggest every other week with the switch day being Friday of Sunday. The BM won't have it. (I think more because I want it) not that it won't work. The only problem I am having is getting the holidays to switch parents every other year. Does anyone do this schedule and how do you make it work? The BM won't go for it unless I can prove it will work out for the holidays.
The reason this is even an issue right now is because my DH and I just found out that the BM has planned a 3 week vacation to Europe in September without her children. We share custody 50/50. But she seems to think that her leaving for three weeks to baptize her two new babies (twins) with her new husband without her other children is ok. And we are just supposed to write that child support check for that month and take care of the kids. I'm livid not to mention how much drama this causes for my SD and SS. She has done this before at Christmas 2 years ago she left for 2 weeks and the kids were a WRECK. So we trying to find a way to stop this from happening and we thought that a week to week schedule might help us during that time. If she could get her family to take care of them for a week. But she said no. Does anyone have any advice I am really going crazy about this I told my DH to take her back to court and get more custody! I am so sick of this woman. She is so detached from her childrens feelings but yet calling all the shots. Please help.