We have been working with LGs therapist to get her more comfortable with Jerry. She’s never had a man in her life and is really uncomfortable interacting with him. It’s been hard since Jerry gets home later then me from work, and that means he spends less time with her then I do making bonding harder. So, her therapist suggested that they have father/daughter date night. Last night was the first of their “dates”. They went to the batting cages and hit some softballs, LG had never swung a bat before, but Jerry said she did really well hitting almost all the balls. Then they went to LGs favorite place, Coldstone Creamery for ice cream. She had Cotton Candy ice cream with caramel and gummy bears. That’s her usual, and to me it sounds utterly disgusting, but she loves it.
They came home pretty cheerful and in good spirits although it took a while to get her calmed down for bed, but from my point of view it seemed to have been a complete success. I hope they can continue with “date” nights for more bonding time.