10-12-2010, 05:43 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SE Wisconsin
| | Re: Custody agreement - is this crazy?
My ex and I have been doing this for a year. He started taking the kids to a girlfriend's house in late winter/spring for his nights, and it was hard on the kids. Things are so much smoother when the kids have one place. We are back to "nesting" (as it is called) and I believe it is really good for the kids. Also, it seems easier to get myself back and forth than two kids, but that is just a secondary observation. It's good for them-that's the reason to do it. Also, make sure both of you understand that you need to keep your personal life for the week you are away from home--he can't expect you to babysit during his week or vice-versa. We split the week, alternating on W so we have 3 days one week, 4 the next. Our apt. was close so that the "non-custodial parent of the week" could attend school and sports events. It was harder at first b/c my ex was rather unpleasant but has gotten much better.