ImThatGirl Posted August 3, 2008 Share Posted August 3, 2008 Long story short, my son's dad went on a Cub Scout camping trip. Got mad at me and started drinking. Who the heck does that? My son doesn't understand alcoholism, drinking, or anything about it. (yes we have talks about drugs and alcohol - that they are bad but he has no clue his dad is an alcoholic.) I have written much more - moreso because I have to vent! Some things/people never change. I should have known better! When I realized, we packed up and left saying we just didn't feel up to staying another night. I don't know if the other parents knew but feel that I handled it the best possible. So, we had a camping trip with my son's Cub Scout group this weekend. His dad was supposed to go camping with my family a couple weeks ago. He had to cancel so I told him he could go on this camping trip with us. He got to my house late. I had arrangements to meet my daughters dad so him getting here late made me late. (I hate being late.) I tried to be patient, giving him credit for at least driving here. He pulled up in his new lumber truck. Sigh. Get to the campgrounds late and set the tent up in the dark successfully. This morning had breakfast, went on a hike, horseback riding, lunch, and a marshmellow shooter game (a blast.) Still not too much fussing. We had dinner duty - cooking for about 40 people. Went swimming - left early to get dinner started. He talks about how he's not going to use their grill, he's gonna do it his way on his little round rack with a fire. (Stress for me - that'd take forever!) He tells me that if I don't stop, the night is going to be a bad one. We got back and started dinner, me staying away from him (him cooking with another dad, another mom and I doing other things.) Got dinner done wonderfully. Little bit later he asks me to go to gas station as he can't drive, nodding at his cup. (he was drinking!!!?) Then few minutes later, he's rambling (he's drunk!,) his hands are shaking.. I tell him we need to drive to the bathroom, leave my son to play with everyone else. He gets angry during drive, walks back. I call my mom "what should I do??" I was terrified he'd create a scene in front of everyone. Talk to my son, he's okay with not sleeping over another night. Tell his dad we're gonna pack up - he's angry but not loud. My son goes to sleep as soon as we get in the car and his dad gripes a bit, me not responding (I know how he can be when he's drunk.) Get to my place and at last, he's off... he stopped drinking before we left and drank water. I tried to get him to let me take him home but he refused. Sigh.................. He will never change. Ever. Link to comment
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