The winter of 2017 was the third of which that I was taking my son skiing, and otherwise teaching him to ski. He loved skiing and would ask me when we were going during the fall, and tell me that he wanted to go too. Throughout this winter of 2017 all of a sudden, he was telling me that he didn’t want to go skiing. He was doing this because his mother was telling him to say this to me, and I’m sure that a mother telling her child to tell his father that he doesn’t want to go skiing, while the child in fact actually does, would be an act strongly discouraged by any child physiologist.
I have a lot of things that support that my son loved to ski, including a video of him having a great time skiing on the mountain. I’m not including these things here for various reasons including confidentiality. Regardless, skiing is a fun and enriching activity, and I can take him skiing if I want to; the wishes of his mother, regarding her disapproval of him skiing, are not sentiments that matter to the situation.
Here is a letter to the judge of my Custody/Visitation matter in Onondaga County regarding this incident, which this same letter itself was attached to my Custody/Visitation Violation petition against my son’s mother:
Dear Honorable Judge Pavone,
I had spoke with an officer regarding why Angela had refused my visitation for today. On 2/18/17, Jackson said to me that he didn’t want to go skiing, I said that we were going anyway, and that unless he was going to tell me why he was saying that he didn’t want to go, I didn’t want to hear him tell me that he didn’t want to go skiing.
Subsequently, here is the corresponding police report.