My question involves grandparents rights in the State of: Mississippi
My family lives in Idaho and my ex wife's family lives in Mississippi and they are retired so her family can visit and see our 8 year old son whenever they like. My parents still work and have a hard time getting off for vacations so any visits that our son has with my family is whenever he is with me during the summer and holidays. I currently receive 4 weeks in the summer with our son but the summer visits are usually alternated with my ex wife one week at a time. My parents play an important role in our son's life even though they live far away. They do not call our son whenever he is at his mother's home because my ex created a stressful environment for our son and my parents in the past when they would call him. My parents talk to our son every other weekend when he visits me. They also send him gifts fo every holiday, birthday, and "thinking of you" gifts throughout the year.
I am currently in the process of changing the visitation order to reflect my military obligations. I am wondering if it is a good idea and possible for me to continue to receive my 4 weeks in the summer plus request that our son get one week in summer at my parent's home in Idaho. Due to my military and work obligations, I may not be able to visit my family but I do not want those reasons to be why our son cannot visit my family. Of course, the travel arrangements and expenses would be paid by me. I also thought that maybe our son could visit my family every Spring break based on his school schedule instead of my ex wife and I alternating that holiday. I know our son would enjoy visiting my family and has a strong interest in seeing them and me more.