Sub standard accomodations at Dad's house
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|Thu, 09-20-2012 - 2:56pm|
My kids dad and I have been divorced about 6 years. We are both re-married now. He has a brand new baby (born this week.) He and his new wife live in a 1 bedroom apartment. My kids visit most days of the week and spend the night every Tuesday and every other weekend.
The issue is, I find the 1 bedroom apartment to be increasingly troublesome. I have a 11yo boy and a 9 yo girl. My frustration, for the, is the lack of space and sleeping arrangements. Apparently it goes as follows:
The bedroom has a bunk bed where husband and wife sleep when my kids are not there. When my kids are there, the girl gets the top bunk and dad and son get the bottom bunk. His new wife and baby sleep on the couch. . .
***insert blank stare here ***
I assumed that the recent marriage to the new wife would bring about a change of residence to at least a 2 bedroom. Both dad and new wife work. It’s expensive where we live, but I think they could afford a slight upgrade.
It all seems very uncomfortable for everyone and I am concerned about my son especially who is asked to leave when the baby needs to be fed (but there is nowhere for him to go…) Frankly I’m also concerned about the new wife. Personally I would find that arrangement unacceptable. I like my ex being re-married and I would like her to stick around.
OK, so I’m mostly venting. I’m still in the early stage of problem solving, considering my options.
Any thoughts or ideas?