Co-parenting with an ex can be complicated, especially for one mom who couldn’t believe what her former partner did when dropping off their child at the end of his week. They share a 16-month-old baby boy, who spends alternating weeks with each of them, but making things even more complex? He also has a 15-month-old son with another woman and he has the exact same custody arrangement with her, that way he has both his babies on the same week, then gets a week off when they’re with their moms.
The agreement has been working fine, but that all changed recently when he brought his son back, because he actually left the wrong kid. Dad dropped off his son, who was sleeping in a carrier, but when the tot woke up and mom saw his eyes were green, not blue, she realized her ex’s mistake. He immediately returned with her son and said the boy was fine, but this mom is now demanding they change the custody arrangement so dad doesn’t have both kids at the same time. She claims it was the “worst 10 minutes” of her life and that since “he couldn’t tell his own sons apart,” the solution is to not put him in a position to confuse them.
Of course, her ex says she’s being “unreasonable” and “selfish” and she’s asking Reddit if she’d be wrong for insisting they amend the custody agreement. Commenters are split on this one, with some pointing out that parents make mistakes and that no one was in danger with this one. Other users say separating the half brothers won’t give them a chance to bond and that this won’t be an issue as they get older. But some Redditors were on the mom’s side, suggesting she change their arrangement until the boys are bigger and can’t be mistaken for each other.