I just spoke with the ex about spring break plans. He is supposed to have The Boy for the week, and I just never know what’s up, it seems, until the last minute. I texted him the other night, asking him if he was planning on having The Boy for the week, and he said he was. We spoke this evening, and I’ve noticed that recently, he has been trying to do some Jedi mind-meld deal like tonight when he said, “So we’re going to do Saturday to Saturday again?”
We have never, ever done Saturday to Saturday, but I think he thinks that if he says it that way, I will go, “Yeah! That sounds good!”
Does he not remember that we were married for ten years, and never once was I ditzy enough to fall for that kind of crap, and in the almost five years since the divorce, never once have I been inclined to do anything but tell him how it’s going to be? Because realistically, and according to our court documents, his visitation starts the evening of the last day of school for The Boy (Thursday) and runs through the day before we return (Sunday). And I am not inclined to give him an inch, especially when he has the track record he does.
I explained my plans, and since he knows that I am still doing him a huge favor by meeting him (or his parents, whoever comes to pick up The Boy) about three hours from home (saving him 6 hours in one trip), he agreed. At least for now. He could always call the night before and cancel the whole thing. If that happens, no worries. The Boy and I are used to it by now.