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|Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:46am|
Hi...I have not been on here in ages, but I remember getting great advice and support when my son was younger..so here I am again!
My son's 8th birthday was this past July 4th...my ex and I share custody and he was at his dad's for the weekend. My good friends got him tickets to the Ringling Bros. circus that was in town for his birthday on Sunday. His dad knew all about this and so did my son way ahead of time. Sunday comes around and 10 minutes before I left to go pick my son up for the circus I get a call from him...sounding pathatic and sad saying he does not want to go to the circus. Now this has happened before when he has been at his Dad's and the same thing happens..I get all upset and angry, my son cries and my ex and I get into a fight. This time I was hoping for a different outcome..I told my son that not going would be very rude and that his friends were expecting him to join them at the circus..he kept saying he did not want to go..I asked him to put his father on, then he started to cry...His father said "I told him he should go" ...I just got sick of it and hung up. About 5 minutes later he calls back, I can hear my son screaming and crying in the background..my ex is asking me how we should punish him so I said we should not do his bowling birthday party that we were planning for next week.