My ex sent my son away from dinner and left him in his room on easter, I'm furious
Basically, my 10yo daughter said when they sat down to Easter dinner at 3, after church, my 5yo son was restless and cranky. Usually, when he's like that with me, threatening no dessert does the trick. She said he was whining about the food and not liking it, but their step mother is a health nut and the menu sounded gross, my daughter didn't like it either.
My daughter said my ex walked over to my son after he called something gross, leaned into his face and said that if he moved a muscle or said one more rude thing through the rest of dinner, he'd be asked to leave the table until he could "behave like a good kid". My son burst into tears and my ex took him to his room and said that when he could behave, he could come back to the table.
My daughter said my son cried for two hours, and all my ex did was shut the door so they could eat peacefully. When he didn't stop crying, my husband wouldn't let him join the egg hunt, and he cried himself to sleep without dinner. My ex didn't give him his Easter basket and when he came home this morning and his sister had hers, he teared up again and said "I didn't get one, mama".
I called my ex furious but he stood by it and just said "you don't get to tell me what to do with my kids at my house". I'm so heartbroken my son had such a bad holiday that he looked forward to for so long, and that he saw his sister and step siblings get presents while he sat in his room and cried.
This isn't a custody issue and I can't take it to court, but he was so rude to me on the phone and I don't trust him with his "discipline" tactics. Does anyone have any advice?