Well, we still haven’t heard from you. It’s been almost 6 months since the last time you called your daughter. 7 months since you left. You promised Noodle you were only going for a little while then coming back. You promised her you would call her constantly. You promised me you’d finally make your first child support payment, since obviously you moving cross country would make me a full-time single mom. So far? Nothing.
You have no idea how much she cried for the first two months. It was a daily thing. Especially after you stopped answering the phone. She’d ask for you at night, she’d ask for me to call you, but you never answered. She asked if she could go to your house, but I told her you were working, which is what you told us.
Slowly, she stopped crying every day, but trust me, after 7 months, she still cries because she misses you at least once a week. She has always asked where you went and when you were coming back, when you’d call. I always told her that you were working, that you’d call soon, and you’d come see her soon.
So this evening her and I were sitting at the kitchen table talking while she ate her dinner.
Mom, I wanna show Daddy my new Hello Kitty Slippers.
Sure baby, that’s fine.
When he comes back right?
Yes baby, when he comes back.
Mommy, Daddy has been gone a long time, gone in Colorado. When is he coming home, I want to go to Daddy’s house.
I don’t know kiddo. I don’t know.
He’s been gone a long time though mama, I miss my Daddy. When is he coming to get me?
— Well, Tim, after not calling for half a year, I’ve decided to stop lying to our daughter. —
I don’t think he is kiddo.
But he said he’d come back.
No baby, he lives in Colorado now.
He can’t live there, he said he was coming back. I want my Daddy to come back. Can he still come back mom?
He can come back, but I don’t think he wants to. I don’t think he’s coming back baby.
So Daddy lied? Daddies can lie? Daddy isn’t coming back?
Yeah Noodle, Daddies can lie, and he might come back, but I don’t think so.
You okay buddah?
Yeah I’m just sad. Daddy made me sad.
It’ll be okay kiddo. I promise.
After I emailed your sister, and my friend contacted your new girlfriend I realized you were scum. Both of which were made aware of the entire situation, and still nothing. So yes, Tim, I told the truth. I told your daughter not to check the windows anymore, you aren’t coming back.
Frankly though? We’re just fine. I just have to work a little bit harder to provide everything she needs, but I’m okay with that. I would much rather work harder than her have a Dad that doesn’t care enough to even call. She’s better off with out you, and one day she’ll realize that.