Just so stupid it's funny!
Ok this isn't so much a marriage problem but it's so unbelievable that I had to write it down.
It was my Ex's turn to have the kids this weekend gone so at approx. 5.30 pm I dropped them off but found there was no answer. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, thinking that he may still be working (he's started working after a long time on benefits, though he didn't tell me I guess incase I asked for maintenance) I left and returned an hour later. Still no one at home and no response from either his mobile or home phone. As you can imagine I was getting a little annoyed about this and the kids were getting hungry as he was supposed to feed them. So I take them for some dinner and go back to their dads house after.
Result this time, the kitchen light is on and I can see Ex cooking but as I turned the corner and knocked on the back door everything went quiet and he disappeared. I knocked on the door, looked through windows but to no avail. He'd disappeared!
So after about 10 minutes I decided to take the car around the corner and try his front door.
When we all get round there we can see Ex and his new GF in the kitchen through the frosted glass of the front door but, again, as soon as we knock on the door they disappear. I knock on the door loudly, shout through the letter box that we've seen them so they might as well come out but nothing. My eldest son looks through the letterbox and says 'look mum they're there!' As I look through I see GF bum and elbow BEHIND the cooker! They are hiding from me and the kids behind a kitchen appliance like a pair of kids.
For the next half hour or so we all knock, tell them that we can see them, I tell them that. as they have ruined my evening by this time, that I'm happy to stay there until they answer the door but if they wanted to spend the night behind the oven that was up to them. I said all sorts of things to get them to come out but nothing seemed to be working. I felt guilty for the kids seeing what was happening but I wasn't just going to go away and let him feel like he'd won this as he agreed to the arrangement that we'd made for the children.
Anyway after more than half an hour the GF gets up and answer the door and proceeds to shout at me saying how dare I say that she didn't love the kids...find that a little hard to believe when they have spent so long hiding from them...the Ex won't even talk to me and has a face like a slapped ****. The kids were taken in and I just walked away, wound up, dumbfounded and feeling like I was in a surreal dream.
The whole situation was so stupid I find it humourous...still can't believe it really happened nearly a week on.