I haven't spoken very much about Chloe's relationship to her dad, because it's normal for an attachment kid to attach to their new mom first and then once that relationship is established, to move on to Dad attachment. It's the same pattern a newborn would follow. Chloe's relationship with Greg has been a rocky one. Though we've seen great strides in her behavior and attachment to me, she has kept her dad at arms length. She tolerates him because she has too, but Greg has put up with a lot of rejection from Chloe. Since our last therapy session 2 wks ago, Chloe has made great strides and truly has been the happiest, sweetest, girl we have seen yet.
The girls and I spent 4 days at a basketball tournament this week and Greg had to work. When we arrived home, she gave him an amazing reception. Chloe hugged his neck and said, "I missed you Daddy! I love you!" for the first time showing spontaneous affection to him.
Times of hardship help us to appreciate small blessings and we thank God for the continued healing of Chloe's heart.