SOunds just like my daughter!! Shes 5 too!! Must be the age.CJane said:Honestly though, I have to wonder what a 5 year old has to say on the phone anyway. My 5 year old tends to walk around the house with the phone up to her head, babbling about nothing at all and then randomly say "Love you, bye" and lay the phone down somewhere without hanging up. LOL She doesn't care WHO she's talking to, or what about. In the almost 2 years I've been divorced, neither her nor her sister have ever asked to call their father while they're with me, and rarely call me when they're with him.
If you really want to push this you can ask the court for a modification to include telephone contact. We did this with my step sons mom so that we would all know when she was going to call and eleminate the issues that us not knowing when she would call and us not being there for her calls were causing. Life is so much more peaceful now. You will need lots of documention in order to get this order going.
In the order it states NO ONE can disrupt the childs calls to/from each of his parents and that the child must be available for all calls that are made by each parent. That way we all know that we will get to talk to him when hes not in our home. If your not going to be home, forward your calls to a cell or alternate number or talk to your ex and set up a better date and time(but they dont always agree too it which is where the call forwarding comes into play, the child doesnt miss the call but your not tied to the house)