A loving father got Redditors riled up when he revealed that he refused to miss any of his kids’ events. You won’t believe who asked him to stay on the sidelines! Here is the full story.
They Still Get Along
OP and his ex-wife have two kids together, a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.
Despite being divorced, he and his ex are still close.
The Kids Are Most Important
What OP and his wife want most is for their kids to be happy and healthy, so they share parenting duties.
They don’t even have a formal agreement! Instead, they just talk through what should happen at any given time.
OP and his ex are also flexible if the kids want to be with a parent other than the one they’re supposed to be with on any particular day.
They Don’t Miss Much
And, of course, both OP and his ex attend most of their kids’ school functions.
They’re Still Family
The whole family still celebrates holidays together, and OP is even still close with his former in-laws.
Overall, it’s a great setup that keeps the kids very happy.
It Was Okay to Start
Not too long ago, OP’s ex got remarried. OP and the new husband got along for a while, but then things started to change.
He Sensed Something Was Wrong
The first time OP noticed anything was at a talent show his son’s summer camp put on.
Both Dads Were There
As usual, both OP and his ex showed up, and so did her new husband.
That wasn’t completely out of the norm, since he took off work to support the kids when he could.
He Was Less Than Friendly
But OP could see right away that his ex’s husband wasn’t happy to see him there at the talent show.
And when his wife was out of earshot, OP thinks her husband groaned at him.
They Picked Him
Not too long after that, OP’s kids decided to stay with him while their mother went out of town to visit a sick friend.
OP could see the new husband wasn’t happy about that.
He Didn’t Want to Talk About It
So OP tried to talk with the guy when he went to pick the kids up, asking him what was wrong.
But the ex’s husband just said everything was fine and then clammed up.
He Felt Unwelcome
The pattern repeated itself as the months wore on, with OP feeling less and less welcomed at his kids’ functions whenever his ex’s husband was around.
Their Two Dads
It all came to a head several months later when there was a school function that OP’s ex couldn’t attend.
So the two men ended up being the ones there to support the kids.
He Wanted Them to Himself
When it was over, the ex’s husband approached OP and asked him to stop going to so many of the kids’ events.
He said it was undermining his ability to form a real bond and family unit with them.
They Couldn’t Agree
OP said there was no way he was going to miss his kids’ milestones!
The new hubby was clearly miffed and accused OP of purposely interfering.
He Had a List of No-Contact Days
Later on, the kids’ stepdad even texted a list of events he wanted OP to stay away from.
They included his son’s grade school graduation!
Did She Want Him to Stay Away?
OP repeated that he wasn’t going to miss anything his kids were involved with, and that’s when the other man pulled out his big weapon.
He said that OP’s ex wanted him to stay away, too.
She Ratted Him Out
Of course, since OP and his ex are close, he just checked it with her.
She said she had no idea what her husband was up to and definitely did not want OP to stay away from the kids.
Now, OP’s ex-wife is mad at her new husband, and he’s angry with OP.
He’s Still Not Wrong
OP is sorry that there’s all this trouble swirling, but he really doesn’t think he’s wrong for wanting to be part of his kids’ lives.
That Guy Is Totally Insane!
Redditors overwhelmingly agree with OP and think that he is fully justified for insisting on attending his kids’ events. Many of them say the ex’s new husband is threatened by OP’s ongoing friendship with her and his jealousy is taking over.
The bottom line is that no one thinks OP should let the new guy try to take over his role as the father of his own kids.
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