I may be making a mountain out of a molehill but I am not sure how I might best proceed in this situation. My son's aunt (on his father's side) wants to be able to take my son out for a couple hours just to have some alone time with him. Her work schedule doesn't match up with my son's father's visitation schedule so she hasn't seen him in 4 weeks.
Some background information: I am a single mother of a toddler (I am actually engaged but that's not really relevant I don't think :o). My son's father and I have a joint legal custody, with me having most of the physical custody. There was a lot of drama between me and my son's father and his mother in the beginning of all of this prior to the formation of a legal agreement. Right now, though, I can thankfully say that things are generally peaceful and consistent. (With the exception that my son's father is still not providing health insurance for our son like he's supposed to)
I will say, to sum it all up, that my son's father and his mother are the type of people who, if you go an inch with them, they will try to take you a full mile. My son's aunt, who is the sister of my son's father, is more levelheaded than the other two but I do not feel that I know her well enough to judge whether or not she will try to do the same if I start allowing her her own special visitation time. She is just asking for one block of time for now, but what if she wants to continue doing this? What if conflict occurs in the future and she turns around and says she wants to seek visitation rights? Should I be worried about that sort of thing or should I just allow her to hang out with my son and let it go?
Thank you for your input. God bless!