my ex fought with his gf over mother's day edit added
My ex and I had an amicable divorce and we're still great friends
His girlfriend is jealous of that. He works a job where he gets a paycheck AND tips, and he saves half his tips up for a month and that goes to our child in lieu of child support. It's about 200 something dollars, sometimes it's more.
Well, his girlfriend got mad this morning because he didn't get her a mother's day gift. She also wanted him to watch her kids while she went shopping with her mom at the last minute. They don't live together, and she has 3 kids with her ex. He told her that he already had plans and that he wasn't getting her a mother's day gift, he was getting his mom one and taking our child to get me one. When she asked why, he said because she didn't have his kids, that I did, and that if she wanted a break or something for mother's day then she should call her ex. So now she's pissed, and began yelling at him about how much money he gives "me" each month, that our child doesn't need that much, that we're taking from her kids, etc. etc.
So he called me and asked if we wanted to go to lunch with him and his mom. I said sure.
My opinion on it is that it would be different if they lived together, but she's not hurting for money. She's on every type of PA there is and gets 500 in CS each month. But if it's causing that much problems, I'll tell him not to give me as much. Our child doesn't need that much, I have a decent job and all the needs are covered.
edit: her kids did get her something, she took them to get her something the other day. she wanted my ex to keep them so she could go have a "me" day and she asked at the last minute. He doesn't know these kids that well, they've only been together for a few months.
here's how their conversation went, to those saying ex was a dick:
She said "You get me anything for mother's day?"
He says "No, I didn't think you were expecting me to."
"Well can you watch my kids instead so I can go out and have fun with my mom?"
"No, I have plans with my mom and _____ (DD). We're going to lunch and then we're taking her to get _____ (me) a gift."
Oh and I mentioned lowering the money if it was causing problems and he told me no, half of his monthly tips goes to DD and that's how it's going to stay unless we need more.