Am I being petty & getting pissed about nothing?
Another night that the ex had the kids. I was told to pick them up at 8:30pm because he has to be at work at 10am the next day. I had to drop the 16yo DS off to mow grandma's yard & the kids had mentioned they hadn't eaten dinner yet (it was only 6pm so I wasn't concerned). I said I would see them when I picked them up later.
Arrive at 8:30pm & 3 of the kids were still eating dinner. Infact- I found out it was 3rds for one of them. Another had her hand in a bag of Doritos. The toddler was begging me for a Twizzler & when I said "no" he throws a huge screaming fit (typical of him though). Then EX says the other kids already had one! So I ask why they had one when they weren't done with dinner yet & he said they were- they were just working on 2nds & 3rds. So I yelled at him about putting a limit on what they eat because I was told to be there at a certain time & yet they weren't ready. His reply? "I'm sorry but mom started dinner late." MOM???? His MOTHER fixed them dinner. Not him! I said it doesn't matter because the same thing happened last week- I told him I would be there at 8pm & yet it was 9:30pm by the time we got home & 10:30 by the time they were asleep! I also told him they need to be ready when I get there from now on.
I'm furious about this yet one of my friends says I need to stop because I'm going to drive myself crazy about what goes on there. It has nothing to do with what is going on- it's the fact that he doesn't have them ready when HE wanted me to pick them up! I'm sure if I had been the one late (whether it was picking them up or having them ready for him to pick up) he would be mad!