My custody battle continues. We had court a few weeks ago but we didn't accomplish much. The judge is ready for a final hearing and had us down as a final. The opposing attorney said it was ANOTHER temporary hearing. Judge says we need to do our court mediation so he sets up the whole thing right then and there. He also ask if there are any issues that need to be resolved that day. There was. Summer visitation with my son was not included in the prior temporary order. I had given ex the dates our daughter would be available this summer and he had not responded anything about the dates.
Apparently he had issues with the dates and especially ONE date...Father's Day. He didn't want to drive on this day (we live 350 miles apart and meet 1/2 way). Never mind that I drove all day on Mother's Day. The judge asked me if I minded changing it to June 14th (Saturday). Ex tells the judge he has other kids at home and doesn't want to drive. Okay. I didn't mind. Then the opposing attorney wants to change all the other dates due to ex going out of town. So everything was changed to what ex wanted. Ex's attorney types the Order up and I got my copy in the mail this past Monday. He even added times in it even though that was never discussed in court. We had mediation this past Wednesday (only lasted 30 minutes...NOTHING resolved) but we went!
So today...I'm driving to meet ex 1/2 way. DD9 called her dad to ask if her sister was at his house (she misses her). Ex asked her what she is doing and she responds we are driving. The conversation is short. The interstate had a bad wreck and we ended up stuck in traffic (just me and my 2 kids). My dd9 texts her dad that we may be a few minutes late. Ex calls our ds15 and ask what dd9 is talking about. They hang up. DS15 tells me to turn around and go home because "dad forgot we were meeting today and thought it was tomorrow". I called ex to find out what the deal was because I'm already a good distance to the meeting place. Well....he FORGOT that he got what he wanted! He FORGOT he didn't have to drive on Father's Day. He immediately tells me he will come ALL THE WAY to pick them up on Father's Day. Soooo instead of not driving on Father's Day, he will be driving 700 miles round-trip.
No, I'm not going to meet him again tomorrow. I have MAJOR studying to do for my summer classes and he already messed up my study schedule. He and his wife also emailed me a few days before Mother's Day telling me I had to come ALL THE WAY THERE and get my son for the day if I wanted to see him even though I was scheduled to have him the whole weekend. I had to send them and his attorney a letter stating I fully intended to file contempt if they followed through with breaking the CO. They then changed their minds and I got my son but I still drove all day on Mother's Day. I did buy him a Father's Day card though from our kids. DD9 is excited about giving him something. Trust me...I did it for HER and not him. DS15 couldn't care less lol.
So basically....ex forgot he won something in court that he made a HUGE deal about to get. Who does that??