I picked my daughter up from her counseling appointment and as we were driving home, she said to me:
“Mom- Do you know another reason why I don’t like going to Jason’s (her uncle) and Dad’s house?”
“Why, honey?” ….with that feeling back in the pit of my stomach again…
“Dad and Jason have the photo from your wedding in a frame on the fireplace and they covered you up with blue tape”, she said. “Dad isn’t covered in blue tape– only you”.
*** First of all– what do you say to that? Honestly? I feel like saying, “I’m sorry…your dad is a selfish, disturbed person and so is his entire family for allowing that to happen around two little girls”.
Deep breath. Composure. Wisdom. God…can you hear this? Can you tell me what to do? What to say? Another deep breath.
“Wow….that doesn’t sound very nice at all”….still trying to figure out what the best thing to say would be. What in the hell do you say to something like that? Who does something like that?!
She then went on to say, “I told (counselor) but I didn’t want to tell you because I didn’t want to hurt your feelings. It isn’t up on the fireplace right now because I think Noni made them take it down when she came for Christmas.”
Me: “Sweetie, I don’t want you to feel like you need to protect my feelings…that’s not your job. If something is bothering you, please talk to me or (counselor)– anytime”.
He is hurting the girls- so badly. He is so unbelievably selfish that he doesn’t care.
The therapist will report this to the attorney who represents my daughters. He will in turn report it to the Commissioner who oversees our case.
I hate that my daughters have to be subjected to this evil man.