Like clockwork my SD14 will start talking to DH more about a month before her birthday and before Christmas. Well her birthday is a month out so she actually answered DHs call today!
DH, fearing that he won't get another response from SD before her birthday, asks her what she wants. She says a new phone and that BM won't buy it for her. DH says "I'm not interested in getting you a new phone since you hardly ever answer my calls on this one." Oh man bravo DH! Calling her out and setting a boundary!
So that means one of two things, SD will actually talk to DH all of this month in hopes of getting a new phone, or she'll have an attitude and go right back to silence.
DH tried to arrange to get her this month and I don't think SD realizes that she would be way more likely to get an expensive gift if she actually agreed to DH seeing her. She said she was busy and having a birthday party with her friends, before DH even suggested dates. DH would buy SD anything she wants if she would just talk to him and let him see.her once in a while.