We had the skids this last weekend and had to miss a great concert because of it. Now we have tickets to something this next weekend and can't go because of skid event. Ugh! I wish once in a while we could skip all these skid events. Next weekend we will spend all weekend running from one thing to another. OSS told us about another thing Sat. night and we have tickets to something i've been planning for 3 months. I can't ask DH to miss things with his kids so I go without him or skip it. No hope of him coming with me. Do you think it would be bad for me to ask to override kids once or twice a year? DH only has skids EOWnd , but the kids have stuff every weekend because of sports and stuff. It is going to get worse as they get older. Do any of you do this? I never missed stuff for my kids growning up , but sometimes BM doesn't come to the skids stuff on our weekends? is it normal in step-situations to be more fluid in going to the kids activities? Has missing things ever backfired on the NCP?