My Ex-Husband wants to exclude our daughter.
Please excuse me while I vent!
After 21 years of marriage, my ex had a doozy of a midlife crisis, complete with girlfriend half his age with big boobs. Ditched me and took up with her. We have joint custody of our kids but they live with me. It's been almost five years since our divorce. He is married to the girlfriend (our kids found out about it on Facebook) and has two toddlers. He rarely ever sees our children, about once every three months, even though he lives in the same town.
Our eldest is on her own with a baby of her own. Our 17 year old daughter is severely autistic and we have a 12 year old girl as well. Our autistic daughter is in a program during the summer that leaves her with two weeks off in June and two weeks off in August. He KNOWS this.
She has always enjoyed camping, with with me or her dad. So imagine how I felt when he texted me and asked what our youngest was doing during a certain week. I replied that she had appointments and school registration. When he asked if they could be rescheduled, I asked why. He said he wanted to take her camping with them. When I asked about our OTHER daughter who does NOT have school that week, his answer was that he thought our youngest "could use a break" from her sister!! I was livid! Our youngest not see her any more during the summer than the rest of the school year. The lie was just so pathetic!
I flatly told him that, NO, I cannot reschedule the appointments and that registration is one day only. I then told him that BOTH girls will be available for camping the following week. His reply was something along the lines of, "oh I guess I can't spend time with her then" and designed to make me feel guilty!
So, keeping in mind that I am EVER polite (mostly), what are your thoughts?