Other Parent is supposed to have the girls to me by 6pm on Thursdays. This was worked out by spending thousands of dollars with an attorney. Now, Other Parent has a job that asks her to work late, so if they bring the girls to me it’ll be close to their bedtime. My other option is to get them after work. They live across the Metroplex, so traffic is a nightmare. I could leave my work early, but I already have to do that every other Friday to get them as it is. I have to burden myself is some way because Other Parent cannot fulfill their obligation.
The kicker to the story is that Other Parent has a significant other. He already picks up his child so by default he grabs one of mine, but he makes no effort to spend the 5 to 10 minutes it would take to grab the youngest from her after school program. Heaven forbid he help Other Parent out enough to fulfill her obligation.
Beyond this post, I just don’t have the energy to deal with their disfunction, it just makes me sad my daughters have to grow up in such an environment.