Ugh, this flippin sucks. My ex and i got divorced before my girls were one year old. They have never known mom and dad to be together. Its always been that they go to his house every other weekend and thats that. They are 3 years old now.
Lately they have started the "I miss daddy" thing. At first it was just right after he would drop them off, but now its everyday. And i dont say anything to provoke them either. They will just come up out of the blue and say it. Sometimes they will cry and it makes me really sad.
So i texted my ex and told him what was going on. I told him he should try and carve out extra time for them besides the EOW thing and call them regularly (they are just starting to like talking on the phone). He has been really bad about only doing the bare minimum for my girls and he spends all his free time with his gf and their kid. So i asked if he could maybe just come over one afternoon a week extra and take them to the park behind my house or something. He ignored that and just told me he would start calling them more. He called once this week and they had fun talking to him but as soon as the call was over, Ava went to the couch and just bawled about missing him. It made me cry for her. They are at his house this weekend.
Im not looking for advice or anything. I know its all on him to make the time for them. It just SUCKS to see them so sad about it already at 3 years old.