My ex & I have been divorced for about a year now & I'm thinking I need to keep one. He gives me a copy of his schedule for 6 weeks at a time. I really only need his days off but there are days when he closes (6pm to 3am) & then has a day off (so he usually sleeps).
He supposedly has today off. Yet I had to take the younger boys to daycare with me (where I work). And since my 17yo DS made plans for the afternoon, I "had" to come home on my lunch break to get the girls & take them to my parents' because I just didn't feel comfortable with them being home by themselves from 7am to 5pm.
It's now 7pm & I have yet to hear from thee ex. I text him the other night & said we need to discuss his intentions for his days off during the summer. IMO it's unfair for the boys to have to go to daycare all day & the girls to be stuck in the house all day if their dad is off. He also has Saturday off & even though it's 3 days away my kids have no idea if they are going to see their dad that day. Infact the 4yo asked me today if Daddy was picking him up from daycare & I said I had no idea. Because I didn't!
At this point IDK what "good" keeping a journal would do. I already have residential & legal custody so it's not that I can take that away. I just feel he's getting off easy by only seeing the kids when it's conveinent to him. It doesn't hurt me. I just hate it when the little one cries for Daddy & the older ones act like they don't care if he comes around or not! Guess I feel like I'm "forcing" him to be a parent & he doesn't want to be one.