Michael’s children had nothing to do with him, which of course made him very angry. After his divorce to his first wife, to get even for his leaving she decided to take an issue and drive a wedge between him and the children who were 7 through 15.
When Michael would arrange for them to have a day with him, she would take the children somewhere so they weren’t available. When he gave them Christmas and birthday presents she would through them away or hide them before they found them. When he called to say hello so told him they weren’t there.