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    Default Dealing with the ex... The small things that matter.

    A common upset for so many single parents is the lack of respect we receive from the other parent. I have noticed this more and more as time goes on with DS's dad.

    But occasionally I am pleasantly surprised and the smallest gesture or encounter I have with him really does make a difference. So this is a bit of a positive experience thread to share.

    eg. Today DS's dad rang and asked me what should his brother get DS and for my opinion on what I think he'd like more. And also to discuss what he should get DS for christmas and if there a anything extra he might need.

    I appreciated it! The smallest thing but I really did. Also the other day when he picked DS up DS was being a bit cheeky and he said 'listen to mummy please, you must listen to mummy'.

    I appreciated it!

    These small things make a difference and I wish they realised it more often and not just occasionally!

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    Lovely idea for a thread.

    DS was sick during the week so I let his dad know, the next day he sent me a message asking how DS was doing. It's the first time he's EVER checked on DS, hopefully we're moving in the right direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryMissMary View Post
    Lovely idea for a thread.

    DS was sick during the week so I let his dad know, the next day he sent me a message asking how DS was doing. It's the first time he's EVER checked on DS, hopefully we're moving in the right direction
    It's all you really want as a mother isn't it? Just for their other parent to care how they are doing, and to treat you with respect as you are their mum. If DS's dad is thinking of him, and cares about what makes him happy, then that makes me happy and it's all I want for DS!

    Looks like it's only you and me ScaryMissMary!

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    Every now & then XH compliments me on doing such a good job raising DD1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    Every now & then XH compliments me on doing such a good job raising DD1.
    That's nice...small victories 😊

    And it really is Fleetwood! If my DS is treated well I can let most other things go

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    All of mine have little catches at the end. Though I did ask for ds to come home early so we can go on holiday with my parents and he said yes. The holiday was booked before we changed our arrangement to suit his new circumstance.

    Ds was very happy when fob was at the hospital to have his head glued back together it happened at change over so not much choice lol.

    Oh and he messaged to ask how ds hfm was, because he had given it to his brother. Perhaps a warmer sentiment had it not come across as an after thought at over a week after being told about it. Still he asked right? :what:

    It appears I'm cynical. Sorry.

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