Good things come to those who wait

13 11 2010

Crap Dad had waited for this moment for over three years. He didn’t want to move. He wanted to extend the moment for as long as he could.

He’d read the books and endlessly discussed attachment disorder with everyone from social workers, clinical psychologists, teachers, other adopters to family members. He’d discussed what this meant on a day to day basis, how LML was always alert, rarely relaxed and a little… distant, unwilling to share moments of intimacy . But at this moment all of the hard work, the strategies and tools, the patience and practice had started to pay off.

“Three years”, he thinks, “Three years, I’ve waited for this.”

When he’d put the Iron Giant on the DVD player, he’d done so at Lolly’s request. It was 7.00am, they’d already been up an hour and a half and he’d had enough of kids TV.

Lolly had almost immediately come to sit next to him on the sofa. Shortly afterwards LML joined them. She curled up on the settee, laying across Crap Dad with her head resting on his lap, totally relaxed, watching the film.

Three years he had waited for this moment and he relished every second of it.

He gently patted her back and stroked her head, internally celebrating these simple actions.

“Three years…”



3 responses

13 11 2010


13 11 2010

Wonderful wonderful moment. 🙂

16 11 2010

: )
Not ‘Crap Dad.’

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