Our expert says:
No holiday at all, but still got rained out !
If you're allowing your ex to drive you to drink, you need to revoke his driving license !
Don't allow the church issue to cause you misery --- enjoy your full visitation --- can't you perhaps go to an evening or other timed chuirch service ?
Why was your son sneaking and complaining to his dad about something so silly and petty as some tools being stored temporarily in his room ? You're right, that during such visits, the arrangements within your house are NONE of your ex's business, so long as its not a matter of actively endangering the kid .
If the court decided the visitation shcedule, that's how it will be, and your ex is not entitled to change it.
It sounds as though the boy is indeed being influenced by toxic bitterness from your ex, and is exploiting the situation like a real brat. Refusing to play such malignant games may be a wise move --- but do be careful, with legal advice, that you don't give up any of the rights you have, even if you choose not to exercise them all the time. And if the boy is visiting you, he should not be calling his dad, and his dad should be refused admission to the house until the visitation is over and it is time to pick him up --- otherwise this is emotionally abusive blackmail and manipulation.
As Dejavu says, explore, with legal advice, options of mediation and a psychologist's intervention with the
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