I asked my ex tonight if he was able to pick our daughter up from the ferry on Sunday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. He responded, “Sure”. I was surprised not only that he responded to my request but that he responded so positively and so quickly.
Just when I started to text a thank you back I immediately received another response from him that is much more typical, “Oh no wait I’m away I cant”. Then he sent another saying, “That’s your weekend I believe”. He knew all along he wouldn’t do it but thought he would play with me by saying ‘yes’ to start.
I responded, “Okay. Thank you for considering.”
His response: “Well thnka s for offering”. (yes that is how it was received, same with the last text spelling.)
I mentioned however how the month of September has been going for seeing his children: “I didn’t know we had weekends. You didn’t see (daughter’s name) when it was “your” weekend and then you didn’t see her the next weekend to make up for it. We just figure it is always my weekend unless you make plans to see her.” It has actually been 3 weekends in a row he hasn’t seen our daughter.
His response: “Whatevs tubs. Go eat some cheese cake and chocolate cookies.”
I didn’t respond and had no interest in communicating further.
His next text: I have plans…as usual you’re last minute Larry…if you asked sooner might have been able to do something for you.”
I had to point out: “Last minute? It isn’t this Sunday it is next Sunday. That is 10 days from now. Does that mean you will be having (daughter) this weekend?
His response: “I’m not wasting my time conversing with you…good night and eat another piece of cake darling”