This is what my life feels like
I have been off the air waves recently as life seems to have gotten the better of me.
First off I can’t get the little man into a kinder for next year and it is compulsory in Australia for all 4 year olds to attend or they can’t start school!!! They system in my local council is ridiculous and very frustrating to say the least. He is in a day care that is running a kinder program but the ages are 3-5 year olds so not sure how successful this will be or how he will cope with it I do not know….
I seem to have nominated the two most popular kinder’s in my area without knowing and have gone through three rounds of offers and received nada, nil, nothing, ZILCH!!! I am more annoyed for the little man as he won’t have the continuity and think it is appalling that a kinder has more 3 year old spots than it does 4 year old and therefore kids miss out. Is it just me that finds this part the most absurd???
I want to whinge and whine to the council and the kinder but it will probably only black ball me and my son so is there any point? I want to fight for all the other parents that may be subjected to the same treatment in the future but do I have the energy and strength to do so??
Why is it so difficult to get your child into kinder when they have attended 3 year old and are meant to be at an advantage for having done so?
To add to the above issue I have been summoned to go to mediation with the little man’s dad and really can’t be bothered. Not the right attitude I know but he is in such a great routine and space why rock the boat? His dad has had so much time with him from such a young age and I think he forgets that he is only 3 (nearly 4) and what you are currently receiving is fantastic as most fathers don’t get what he has until this age bracket.
The other reason I can’t be bothered is I know he is going to ask for more time and I don’t really believe he wants it he just doesn’t want to pay child support. He currently gets an additional 8 Thursdays a year to spend time with our son but has he ever taken them all?? NO! The first year he took 3, last year he took 4 and so far this year only 2. If you want more time with your son why aren’t you utilising what the courts have recommended??
He has broken the court orders twice by keeping him overnight when he was not meant to and various other things that fall outside the court orders. I know he doesn’t have the money to go to court so going to say at mediation for nothing to change so we will end back up in court! I can’t afford it either but prefer to have a legally binding court document, not that he cares, with regards to the best interests of my little man.
Well that is my life at the moment if it isn’t one thing it is another and sometimes I wonder what I did in a previous life to have to live through what I am now. I don’t think I have ever done anything bad to have deserved this karma that seems to be playing in my life, except maybe going out with my ex!!!
When will this bubble burst and I will be left with a beautiful open colourful life with my boy??