I used to reply quickly, but learned (after talking to dipstick's ex wife) that it bothers that crap out of him to be ignored. I watched him slam the table when I wouldn't talk to him at court 2 years ago. They broke up for a year and everything was fine. No Issues. He's back and the 17 year old moved in with me. I should file a motion for child support stoppage for one month, but at this point....
The oldest is still being his "own" man but that is his cross to bear at this point. He's 23. Middle kid is kicking < hindquarters >, 4.0 in college and graduating next year. Youngest is 4.0 is high school and got lots of scholarships for college.
Bad part is every kid has moved out and lived with me over the years because of the boyfriend> shocking how an outsider can live with himself affecting families like that. Karma will be a < female dog > someday. Her punishment for allowing it is having him around, lol
Its gets better Boys, Be a good Dad, take the high road and laugh. Not always easy.