Text from the ex (summarized by me): Hey, you haven’t told me if I can get The Boy for a week after Christmas, and oh by the way, I can’t do Thanksgiving. And I want him to fly up because I can’t get off my sorry ass and drive.
I can’t tell you the last time the ex has spoken to his son on the phone. He hasn’t seen him since last Christmas. He’s made one piddly child support payment in the last 60 days, but he is going to text me and all in one breath tell me he’s cancelling his next visitation but wants to put him on an airplane after Christmas and could I hurry up about getting back to him because he has to buy plane tickets.
How about you hurry up and pay child support? How about you hurry up and call your son? How about you —
Only four more years. Putting him on a plane will never happen because it would take money and planning skills, neither of which he obviously has.
Update: Since this was written, I texted him to ask what he had found out about airline assistance programs. He promised to call Sunday to talk about it. Never called.