A friend over the weekend was telling me about her experience the week before while they were trying to get SD for the summer. I wanted to see what you all think about it. BD bought the plane tickets, BD and BM agreed to allow SM to pick child up from the airport because he couldn't take a whole day off from work. He made arrangements to get off a couple hours after her plane set down. BM didn't put SD on the plane. BD had to scramble and get SD scheduled for the next available flight, which happened to be the next morning. BD spoke with his boss and they allowed him to work the following morning pretty much with the same arrangement they had in the beginning. He is paid hourly so he felt he needed to make up those hours he lost by BM not putting SD on the plane. Following morning, SD is on her way. SM goes to the airport as agreed upon by the BPs earlier. Once there, the airport security refuses to allow SM to pick up the child. Apparently BM changed who was allowed to pick up SD when she dropped SD off that morning. SM is angry and upset because BM backed out of the deal BD and her had made. SM calls BM questioning the whole thing, BM says if BD is not available to pick up SD, then SD should be sent back home. SM also calls BD who in turn calls the airport. In the end, SM is allowed to pick up SD, who, by this time, has been waiting for 30 minutes to get picked up. BM is furious because BD overroad her decision and allowed SM to pick up SD. BM is making threats to take him to court and make it so SM is no longer allowed around SD. SD comes to visit during half the school breaks and the summer. SM has been in SD's life for 8 years.What do you all think? How would you advise the SM/BD in this situation?
My 1st thought when she told me this was, thank goodness I do not have to deal with kind of drama, I would go absolutely nuts!