Usually no, no Christmas presents either, he says he pays his child support and we won't get a cent more. He doesn't see her either unless she's spending time with his mum, who bless her adores my daughter and wants to be involved, takes her around there to drop something off.
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04-06-2014 04:22 #16Senior Member
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That's really slack OP, your poor boy.
Surprisingly, yes my kids' birthdays get celebrated at their dad's. He usually just has the birthday child, takes them to the movies and then shopping for a gift which then stays at his house.
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04-06-2014 07:45 #18
You are telling him that he hurt his son's feelings.
He may not have even realised he hurt your son.
I think telling your ex is standing up for your son. You don't need to be mean, but need to say to him "you hurt xxxx feelings on the weekend. It was his birthday and he feels you didn't care enough to make him feel special" yada yada yada.
I don't think saying something to your ex would only serve the purpose of making you feel better.
What happens next time his birthday falls in your ex's weekend?
At least if it is addressed, your ex cannot claim ignorance next time, and he'll just look like a douche bag.
04-06-2014 07:50 #19
If he won't speak to you, can you send him a text? The only thing is, don't then engage in back and forth. Say it clearly and say it once. If he replies with excuses. Don't engage. Just say "i'm informing you of how your DS feels. That's all. Perhaps explain it to him"
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04-06-2014 08:14 #20
If he was even slightly mature, then absolutely I should say something. I totally agree with standing up for him in any other situation.. My ex is a massive 'guilter'.. My son didn't even want to tell me in case I said something to him because then next time he's there he'll get picked at for dobbing on him Wasn't long ago that my son had a party to go to on his dad's weekend and when he called him to see if it was ok to go, he started the whole 'oh you don't love your old man hey? Rather hang out with kids you see all the time hey?' type crap... I would feel awful for DS to go there and be moaned at the whole time.. So annoying though coz if it was an issue of money for him, I could've sent something over for him to give him.
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