I have to vent a little here.
I feel bad because I know I don't have things that terrible. I have an ex that pays his CS regularly, who makes visitations and who is pretty civil.
However I was so irritated with him yesterday I could have spit nails.
We were at DS' basketball game. I was watching with great excitement. DS was playing the game of his life, stealing the ball, getting baskets, making foul shots. It was the best game he ever had. I could barely breath watching him.
Then I hear EXH in the background talking to one of the parents. They were talking about all the sports DS does and Ex was talking about how he has progressed...etc. I was livid. EXH has been to maybe 2 baseball games, none of the Paddling regattas in the summer, a couple of martial arts classes (none of the tests) and this is his first basketball game.
I am the partent who drove him to all those events, week after week. I am the one who volunteered my time as team manager, who listened to DS talk about all his wins and losses, all his love of sports. He acts like he is this great father who is there to support his son and has shown all this interest in him. He puts on this show like he is the reason DS has done so well.
ARRGGGHHH! I had to bite my tounge. It is so stupid but it just made me so mad. LIke he is taking credit for something that he never participated in.
To make things worse I can hear him everytime DS had the ball yelling "take a shot DS, don't stand there take a shot." I had to clench my teeth. He is always focusing on the negative, never supportive. DS just single handedly doubled the points of the game, he was a beast and all EX can focus on is the one time he can't make a proper shot. He has the nerve to cheer on the other kids and treat them so great but he is so critical of his own son.
*sigh* I am sorry about the long post but it makes me mad when he puts on his father of the year show and everyone buys into it. I'm not looking for credit or accoldaides, I just hate it when people pose as something they are clearly not.
Okay vent done. I will move on.