It's amazing what can happen when parents are left alone
DH has visitation from 20th-26th this year. He is working the 20, 21, 22, 25, and 26th. He called BM (all by himself) told her he can't get off this year (c/o in max security facility) Rather then doing what he thought he was going to be asking for (27th-Jan 1st) She offered to have them stay through the weekend and bring them back Dec 28th. They want to spend the 20th, 21st and 22nd with grandparents across the street. The 25th and 26th with me ( well their brothers who they adore...lol) They live approx 6hrs away.
He didn't need my help. I didn't have to call BM or interfere in anyway. It's just crazy how a man can just... Take care of things.
New SM's take note, your DH is capable of taking care of things where his children are concerned.