Changing parenting plans and need constructive input!!!
My husband has 50/50 custody with his ex and currently we have his 9 year old daughter and 5 year old son on a 2-2-5-5 schedule. I also have a 7 year old daughter and we have a new baby. He and I think that it would be best for everyone, especially his kids, if the transitions were less and we switch to a week on-week off schedule, switching on Fridays. We proposed this to his ex and included that on Tuesday nights the other parent could take the kids for dinner from 5-7 as we had read that some parents do this. She had previously been very opposed to changing the schedule, so we thought the Tuesday nights would help everyone adjust. My husband very much liked that he would still get to see the kids mid-week. Surprisingly, she agrees to the weekly schedule, but strongly opposes the Tuesday nights, saying that they would ruin the whole purpose of the new plan-having fewer transitions. This confuses us. She had adamently been opposed to being away from the kids for more than 5 days, now is adamant about the mid week visit.
My question is- does anyone have this week on-week off schedule? What works for you? What doesn't? Do you have a mid week dinner night? Thank you!!!!