One little typo and...BAM! What would YOU have done?
Per the CO, DH has to send BM designation of what 30 days during the summer he will have the children by April 1. Dh did this and had decided to split his visitation into 2 periods - 14 days at the end of June/first part of July and then 16 days starting 7/25. BM emailed DH back and asked if he would be willing to change his visitation entirely to something that was completely off the wall and didn't work with our schedule for things we had planned. So, when DH emailed her back he said "I am willing to look at changing things up for next year if we plan itfar enough in advance however, this year lets stick with the original plan of (first set of dates) and July 275 thru August 8th."
Now, I am not sure why DH did not catch that typo of 275 instead of 25 but he didn't. There were at least 4 other emails exchanged after that between him and BM regarding events SD had for youth while she would be with us and a birthday party that SS6 was invited to and BM never mentioned the typo or asked anything about it.
So, fast forward to last night... The kids were with us for the weekend and DH is driving them to meet BM last night. DH tells them that he will see them Thursday night. SS10 says "Thursday? Mom said Saturday and we wont even be in town because we are going to (waterpark) and are leaving Tuesday." DH tells him he was pretty sure it was Thursday but either way he would see them soon. So DH comes home and we look at the dates he sent and yes it is the 25th. We check the other emails to make sure he didn't agree to anything without realizing it and we see the typo. We are thinking surely BM would not mistake 275 for 27 and assume the DH is just giving up 2 days for no reason...
Nope. That's what she assumed. DH forwarded her the original email and just said "As a reminder I will be picking up the kids Thursday 7/25. I apologize if there was a typo in one of the emails that we were exchanging regarding camp however, the original dates still stand." BMs email back? "Ok well, next time you should be more careful and not make typos that could be translated into something else. This is going to cause a lot of trouble and the kids are going to be very mad at you." Uh, ok. DH didn't even respond. Yeah, he made a typo but, it wasn't like he said July 27th...it was 275...there is no July 275.
Would you have asked to clarify? Or would you have assumed it was still the 25th since the email said "the original plan" which meant 7/25? Or would you have assumed the 27th and just risked it?