Edited because apparently I didn't have the text messages in the right order the first go around, and Julia pointed out that her responses make a lot more sense when you read the conversation in the correct order.
I saw K at the club as we were leaving on Saturday night (at say, 145? 2am?). We made eye contact, but no words were spoken. About 27 seconds later, I got a text message. As I was going to check it, Julia plucked my phone out of my hands and told me, "Whatever insanity he's sending you, it's just going to make you angry and ruin your night." (She is wise) And then she responded to his texts, occasionally saying things out loud like, "Oh wow. He REALLY knows how to push your buttons" or "I can see why you get so MAD at him."
Their conversation went like this:
First message was deleted because Julia thought maybe he was only sending one and I could just pretend it wasn't true, but her response:
J -What are you talking about
K: I switched with you this weekend because you said you had something important to do with gabe and i see you here.
J - Gabe and i have important stuff to do but it's past his bedtime now! Thanks for the concern
K - I am here because you said you needed to switch for what reason? I was here for a wedding last time and you didn't watch gabe and he got his face scratched up.
K - Are you going to watch him tomorrow or will you let it happen again?
K - Gabe has NEVER been babysat with me so maybe leave with me the next time you need to see your girlfriend.
J- The reason is still the same. I am glad you are concerned but everything is fine! Thanks!
K - It's not just concern jenny, i don't need to go out, my girlfriend and i are happy staying home raising gabe if you aren't at the point in life where you can
K -Handle him. Think about him.
J- No that will not be necessary. Glad to hear you care about your son. He is safe and sound. Goodnight!
SO. I love this exchange for a lot of reasons, mainly Julia's refusal to acknowledge K's insanity, which I am simply unable to do. But I would like to add some editorial, because I'm me.
I switched with you this weekend because you said you had something important to do with gabe and i see you here. Um. We switched weekends because I need to switch weekends in June for work, and K said that he wanted to switch now, which was fine with me because I like Gabriel and would be happy to have him every damned weekend, but not exactly a big important plan in my life. I asked him if he only wanted to switch for June, or from that point forward. He said from that point forward, so I asked him if he wanted to wait until June to start that, or start it now. He picked now. Also, I mentioned that my family was having a Memorial Day BBQ, which they did, on Memorial Day, which was Monday, so perhaps that is the important thing of which he's thinking?
Handle him. Think about him. Thanks for the advice dude. As the parent in this relationship that makes sure our son is nurtured and safe and healthy and happy, I've pretty much got this covered, but good to know it's on your mind too, what with you being his father and all. Thanks!
It's not just concern jenny, i don't need to go out, my girlfriend and i are happy staying home raising gabe if you aren't at the point in life where you can
Yeah, that won't be necessary, but I do have to ask: Which girlfriend? Inquiring minds want to know.
Gabe has NEVER been babysat with me so maybe leave with me the next time you need to see your girlfriend. Ooh my girlfriend. Nice. Gabriel has most likely never been babysat when he's with you because you only have him one night every couple of weeks. And who the fuck would you have babysit? Gabriel's in a home he's known since he was less than a year old, with people he's known just as long. My friends, who I know I can trust, who have kids of their own.
Are you going to watch him tomorrow or will you let it happen again? Um. What?
I am here because you said you needed to switch for what reason? I was here for a wedding last time and you didn't watch gabe and he got his face scratched up. I'll assume you're talking about this. Which leads me to believe that in your strange little mind the fact that Leo scratched Gabriel in what was literally a 2 second interaction on a Saturday afternoon would somehow have been prevented had I not chosen to go out, once both children were asleep, on Saturday night. I am dying to have this theory explained to me in greater detail. Seriously. I'm on the edge of my seat.