So last week I told my ex he needed to use the aircon downstairs (he lives in a 2 story unit), he thinks running the upstairs one is enough.
But he has our sons room set up downstairs in what’s meant to be the lounge room. Last week when I pick my son up it was 26 in the unit but colder outside. My son woke up when I got there saying “(his name) hot” and asked for a drink. I told my ex he needs to run the downstairs aircon because it’s unfair on our son (2years old).
It’s meant to reach 30 Saturday before I have to drop my son at his dads and it’s supposed to be high 30’s come midday. If my ex hasn’t got the downstairs aircon running am I in my rights not to leave my son there with him? I can find a babysitter last minute or just tell work I can’t come in.
Shock horror he had the aircon on when I drop our son off.
The reason I asked “if I had the rights to…” is because when we where together he always ran the aircon at 20 or lower all summer and the house was freezing, he didn’t care that I was getting sick all summer because of this and when even I or someone else said anything “I’m Canadian I can’t handle the Australian summer”. So it shocked me that he had his place sitting at 25/26.
Unfortunately there are heaps of things that shock me about the way my ex parents and many are too shocking to share but when you co-parent you lose a level of control and there is nothing that you can about it. If things like this are going to bother you, you might be best not going into his house, just wait outside.