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Getting annoyed at the weekends

Uploaded: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005.

Now that I’m seeing Jody, I have something to do at the weekends when the children are at Katrina’s (other than still trying to tidy the house). So I’ve been getting increasingly annoyed when she picks them up late, brings them back early or tries to change the arrangements at short notice. It’s never really mattered before, but now it does. I love having my kids around, and would be happy if they didn’t see their mother at all- I’m not sure whether she was always this poor a parent, or whether I’ve had my eyes opened for me. But they want to see their mom, and it would be wrong of me to try to prevent or influence them not to go.

But today really annoyed me!

I’d been at Jody’s house for the day. When I came home, in good time for the arranged drop-off time, and Kat had gone, both kids burst out crying and wouldn’t let go of me for ages.

It turns out that Kat had attempted to bring them home three hours early, without any sort of warning or notification. When she realised that I wasn’t there, she took them to the nearby park for an hour, then came back and decided to just wait.

For nearly two hours, they sat in the car. She was furious with me because she couldn’t phone me (because she had forgotten her phone), and was venting her anger by telling the kids that I was an idiot and “fuckwit”, and that I’d just left them and didn’t care. In fact, from what I can tell, she’d spent the entire three hours slagging me off. I can handle name-calling, but Natalia and Jack can’t handle it when I get called names. “Mom” being nasty about “Dad” would be hard enough for any child to handle, but Natalia, James and I are now so close that it must have been especially difficult for them to hear.


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    Jenny paulin commented at 6:13 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Oh that’s just horrible. Your ex should not behave like that in front of your children. Shame on her! She is obviously annoyed that you have someone in your life now and she needs to grow up and act like an adult andca responsible mum! The end -rant over! Lol
    I know other people who have had similar experiences it’s not good.


    Ruthie commented at 6:15 pm on September 8th, 2010

    This is all to familiar a story but usually from the other side. It’s refreshing to know that there are some wonderful dads out there who take their kids on alone and to hear that poor excuses for mothers make life hard for them is almost unbearable. Wouldn’t it be nice if Kat learned to behave like a grown up and respected the father of her children? Or better still crawled into the cage she escaped from!


    Kate Crane commented at 6:27 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I’m so sorry, mate. Some of the things she has done then and probably since are unbelievable. I would be enjoying every last second with my children if that were me. She is so out of order. I just don’t get why people need to be like that but then I guess they start to believe their own propganda and can’t see it about themselves.


    Jane thornber commented at 7:45 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Wow, you are in almost exactly the same position as me! Totally frustrating for you and your little ones, you have my sympathy – it’s a terribly difficult job being the only grown up in this situation. Be strong x


    Chic Mama commented at 7:54 pm on September 24th, 2010

    disgusting behaviour…..I cannot understand why anyone would want their children to suffer like that. :0(


    Flora commented at 6:57 pm on October 1st, 2010

    Nat and Jack are her children too but it seems she has no concern for their feelings. my heart ached thinking about what the kids might have gone through in the 2 hours with her.


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