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He wants to live with BM

Hastings's picture

Not a shock. DH has seen it coming.

So, SS11 is on BM's health insurance, so she lets DH know his half every quarter. She hasn't billed him in more than a year, despite DH asking. Today he talked to her and pushed her. She finally admitted SS has said he wants to live with her and they've been working on it. She's been holding off on billing him in case SS lives with her.

No connection

Crr18's picture

I am just wondering how may of your SOs  if having always been in their childrens lives seem to have no connection or bond with them and Don't really seem to know much about how their own kids feel about things or things they actually like and don't like. Plus SOs that are uncomfortable with the kids when they are around but will do anything they can to see them?

Taking bets, how will BM react

1dad5kids's picture

Well, I affirmed my affidavit today and The StepDad's lawyer said he'll either send it in to BM today or tomorrow.

Unfortunately SS12 is with BM this week..

Taking guesses on her reaction 

Best case scenario: she contacts me directly freaking out and says nothing to DH or SS12.

Likely scenario: she contacts The StepDad, his new GF, my DH and tells SS12. Will also probably post a vague inspirational quote to social media. 

I should note:

RIP Disney Parenting... Finally

daisydiamond82's picture

Oh boy. What a week and change it's been in our house. So, two weekends ago SD10 had Covid and BM refused to take time off work to keep SD at her house to quarantine. My SO had to take her to his parents' house (they are away on a trip) to quarantine and try not to expose himself and by extension me. It ended up working out and SD is recovered now and neither of us ended up with Covid. Thank goodness. SD had a lot of time at BM's last week so we didn't see her much but SO and I had a couple discussions about SD and her behavior lately.

Should I read it?

justmakingthebest's picture

DH never deletes texts. His texts with BM go back to 2011. His phone is maxing out on space so we decided to download them all and create a PDF incase he needs it for court. We already have screenshots of the important stuff but this is everything for 11 years in one 1300 page document. 

He told me I can read it if I want to, he volunteered to send it to me so that I can read it. 

Seriously struggling

TrueNorth77's picture

1 week down, 2 more weeks to go. This was a struggle, because DH set a bedtime for SS16, and SS completely ignored it. SD13 had Covid. Then SS got sick. On Wed, both skids were home sick. I work from home, and although they are upstairs and in their rooms and really not bothering me, just knowing people are in my space and not having the house to myself as usual throws me off. 
Thursday was the first day that we've had skids where they both were in school since school started. It. Was. Glorious. 

Warning: It doesn’t end even when they age out

ntm's picture

DH has a gig Saturday night and is making it Von Trapp family night - including both OSD28 and YSD24. I have to give them credit - they are extremely gifted singers. BUT neither one TO THIS DAY drives or has a car. He has to drive 12 miles in the opposite direction to get them and then 12 miles in the opposite direction to bring them back, for a total of 48 miles out of his way. Eyeroll.