Well, looks like that's not going to work after all.
Apparently the household Ipad is broke. So there will be no skyping with BM for awhile. And I'm not going to make a 5 year old try and talk on the phone for 15 minutes. Talk about trying to nail jello to a tree.
Why this woman doesn't just download the skype app on her smartphone? I don't know. I know she has one, because she responds to e-mails via smartphone.
I told her last week that we enrolled SS in daycamp for a week or two. I like my daycare lady, but there aren't any kids his age at her home.
She went on a tangent and talked about how she hopes she can handle his absense and how hard it is... blah blah blah. I empathize with her distress, but it's a little annoying how clearly she doesn't see DH as someone deserving of anything close to 50/50 with her son.
So I told her how DH handles it after SS leaves, when he walks around the house for a few days like a ghost; like he expects SS to just run out from behind a corner and yell "Just kidding Daddy I'm here!."
"Well we'll all get used to it I'm sure."
That's right BM. I'm not going to participate in your internal campaign to dehumanize your ex. You can keep telling everyone who will listen how much of a deadbeat he is, but we'll continue to pay child support that WE filed for and every summer you can be reminded for at least 8 weeks just how much of a deadbeat he's NOT.
I'm going to make her a 'visitation survival pack' complete with romance novels, candles, a few of my favorite oils and some fancy soaps and lotion type stuff.
I also made sure to mention that I wouldn't 'forget that she's there' and that I would send her all the photos I take and share all the funny stories that can be used as teenage blackmail material later.
Go ahead BM, keep pretending that you don't have to deal with how your family has changed. I'll still be here, whether or not you figure it out.