Oh, Kristi, I feel your pain. C.'s ex reared her ugly head last week for the first time. Long story, but DSS8 is now with us full time, at least for a month or so. Ex is nutty. I am so incredibly angry at her right now I can't see straight. Why do they have to mess with their kids' lives like that???I know what you mean about not showing a reaction in front of the kids, too. It is really hard.
Hugs to you. I hope she settles down!
AJ, enjoying life with C.
hello? can this childless chick say something about this?
I got to ask D how the Sunday visit went last night and she showed up 20 minutes late (nothing unusual there) and then her BF showed up - the one that she was moving out of his house.
>>D just worries about her because she has no connection with her Mom.
I've experienced this first hand with DD17.
Keep venting! It helps for sure. I am going through some very similar emotions right now about C.'s ex. I am also really angry about how the whole legal system is so biased in the mom's favor, whether or not each individual mom deserves that. Everyone assumes mom is the best parent -- and that is not always true. Dads need a little credit for the love, concern and care they give their children.
DD17 - sigh. I think it must be so much worse with teenagers. I expect to go through that when my stepkids are teens, and especially with DSD5. Thankfully, I have several years to prepare for that. Maybe their mom will get it in gear before then and actually step up like she needs to.
I hope the same is true for D's X for DD8 at least. We can dream, right??
You are soooooo right that Dad's deserve so much more credit then they are given!!!!
AJ - I forgot to tell you the story my cowork (we'll call her M) shared with me just this past week.