I will never in this life time understand these parents that know that they have a child but yet never see them or talk to them. My ex husband has three children that he never see's. In fact he has never laid eyes on the youngest little girl, she is 8 years old! The other two are twins, a boy and girl who are 19 years old and my ex has just now met with the boy last week for the first time since they were 3 or 4. I just can't imagine living in the same town as all of my children AND paying child support but never seeing them. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by it since he had nothing to do with my son for the first 10 years of his life. Not only did he not see him for 10 years, he didn't pay support either. Now that my son is almost 18 I am still fighting to get support. However, my son texts him and see's him and just thinks he is the greatest. I just don't get it. I don't know why you would want to be with a father who never wanted to be with you.
Then we have my husband's ex who get's the kid's every other weekend, pays no support and won't keep a job, while my husband goes in early and works weekends to make ends meet and is supporting my daughter as well since her father hasn't paid support since 2004. "Useless" as I refer to her, always has money to buy out the damn concession stand at the ball park, or to go to every festival and fair in the summer. She isn't concerned with the children's personal hygiene or eating habits. She is lazy, the kid's will even tell you that. Her new husband texts my husband for advice on how to make the kid's listen and complains about "Useless" saying that married life sucks and that she is an unfit mother. Need I say more?
Then we have my wonderful husband, who works his ass off and arranges his work hours to be at every ball game and gives everything he has to his family.