Family relations

United States
September 15, 2006 8:11pm CST
My son's father and I a not to gether. We slit up when our son was 15 months old. He is now 5. His father has decided even though he lives 5 miles away to ignore our son, and so has his entire family who also live here. I have raised our son completely on my own. Now my son's, father's, mother wants to come to my house and "take a picture with my son and her daughter's baby" I don't think that is exceptable. Do you let someone come in and out of your childs life at their leisure?
3 responses
• United States
2 Nov 06
I think you meant to type acceptable. Anyway is this for a christmas card photo. Has your child ever had a relationship with the grandmother? Maybe there are issues between son and mother that you are not aware of and she has wanted to be in his life. I would use this opportunity to test the waters. Nowadays there are grandparents suing for visitation and stuff so I would do research on it before cutting them off as she is making a move and it could be positive for your son to learn more about his heritage and he is young enough to not recall the past. Good luck Bonnie Sayers
@april444 (1342)
• United States
2 Nov 06
yes please listen to her :)
• United States
3 Nov 06
No it was not a Holiday photo. She never did call me or contact me again. I think she just said that she wanted to come take a picture for shock value. My son hasn't have a relationship with any of the father's family. Except for his father and that was a violent relationship. They all have access to my son. I am not trying to keep him away from them. They are the one's ignoring him. I think if she wanted to be in her grandson's life she would have called for a visit before now. He is 5 years old now, and has never had one call, card, letter or anything from her. I NEVER have cut anyone off. It is up to them to make a move. I just wanted to explain better the situation, and let you know what happened (nothing) :)
• United States
3 Nov 06
You wrote in your response that you are waiting for her to make a move and now that she has you are second guessing and questioning everything. Read up on grandparents rights, they have them and can take you to court for not letting them see the child.
@Fyrdawg (64)
• United States
2 Nov 06
NO That is not what is best for your son !
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
16 Sep 06
The child is at risk for health problems