How have summer visits gone?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
How have summer visits gone?
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Fri, 08-09-2013 - 6:06pm

Have you had any issues or has it been pretty smooth?  Is there anything you would like to change about your SKs visits?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 08-12-2013 - 11:38am

Ugh, I am glad its over, and if it were up to me, yes, things would be changed for next year.  I am sure they eventually will be anyways, but oh well.  The middle of the 5 week visit went well, it took a few weeks for DSS to stop eating the stuff mom had told him about our "horrible family", but unfortunately the last week was pretty bad and the drop off at the airport for DH and DSS was horrible.  DSS went into the "mom divorced you because of xxx and xxx and xxx and (my oldest daughter) is obviously your favorite because she has a car and a Mac Book and all this other stuff". sigh.  Apparently it was not pretty.  And its even harder to try and explain to a 14 year old that the 18 year old has had a good paying job for 2 years and buys all of her own stuff, her car was given to her by her grandparents, and that she needs the laptop for college.  Sometimes I feel like is not even worth all the trouble...

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Mon, 08-12-2013 - 2:38pm

That stinks, Tracy :(   It doesn't sound like he's willing to listen to reason, and it's got to be emotionally exhausting dealing with it.  Too bad that his mom is causing so much of the problem.  I hope it doesn't turn on her when he grows up and realizes how much that his relationship with his dad was affected by her.