Skid documented her summer visitation - then gave it to DH
The title says it all.
Skid has been documenting this summer’s visitation, detailing her interactions with DH. Gauging her thoughts and feelings by what made her “uncomfortable” and “comfortable.” These are the keys words she uses in her poorly spelled, psychobabble journal ramblings. It reeks of therapist led - which is fine. Skid gave it to him before leaving for the airport yesterday.
I’ll preface this with the fact that I’m a HUGE fan of therapy. I’m just a little worried that skid is possibly seeing a poor COD centric one, though.
Anyway. Skid hands this spiral notebook she journaled in over the summer to DH. Later that evening he reads it. I read it right before bed. Every entry is dated and there are details of how much or little attention was paid to her, who DH spoke to (instead of her), and what was said in her presence. In one entry skid points out that DH said “What the hell” in conversation with another adult and how “he shouldn’t be using that language around toddlers and an 11 year old.”
She wrote how she wanted to spend more time with him this summer, but he’s “always working (scribbled sad face).”
“I saw Daddy at work today. I could tell he was sad/mad about his grandmother passing away. He wasn’t acting weird, though, he just seemed very busy because it was kind of busy.”
Also, Daddy works 14+ hour days, running a high volume restaurant, so there’s that.
This one, dated the 4th of July, stood out to me. “Daddy came in and said ‘Can you do me a favor?’ and I said ‘Yes!’ and he said ‘Can you make sure you don’t talk about your mom or her baby? It makes me feel icky inside, so just make sure we don’t talk about her. Okay?’ I talk about Daddy all the time, and whenever I want, and my mom doesn’t get upset or mad about it.”
Skid included the therapist’s info. DH stated he called months ago, but never received a call back. Okay, dude...
If this is the new NEW with how visitations are going to go, I... just don’t know what to think.
I’m sure MIL is lapping this sh*t sandwich up with glee. She loves drama and discourse in her family.