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according to my co-worker my husband is a "creep"

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I just want to see how many of you ladies would agree with my co-worker or with me. Honestly, I think that she is ridiculous but what do I know? We recently became parents, we have been in the process of adopting for several years and FINALLY our dreams came true in December of 2013 (just two months ago) we brought home our 2 year old daughter, Savannah Mercy who we love more than anything in life. I was talking to my co-worker today (I have worked in this office since 2008 and she is a good friend) telling her that Savannah woke up at 2am this morning from a terrible nightmare and she only wanted daddy. So my husband went in there and calmed her down until she was able to go back to sleep but every time he tried to leave she would wake up so he stayed in the chair next to her bed until it was time for him to go to work at 5am.

I thought it was precious because I worried about how well they would bond and it appears I have nothing to worry about. However, this lady said that he was "a creep" because what kind of dad just stays awake staring at his kid until 5am? I explained that she is easily frightened and needs extra TLC while she makes this adjustment into a regular family. She still says that it's weird.

He does this often if she wants or needs his presence. She clings to me during the day but as soon as it's bedtime she is a daddy's girl. Is she overreacting?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM

The coworker is nuts.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM


Quoting thenameshailie:

Id say your coworker is an idiot. I assume that the child you adopted wasnt a newborn and would expect an adopted child to have attachment issues and cling to whatever makes her comfortable. 

We officially became her parents three days after her 2nd birthday although we met her and had been in contact with her since she was about 20 months old. She absolutely has attachment issues and clings to me during the day and to him at night. Just how it is right now.

autodidact
by Snarknado on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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He sounds sweet, it sounds like the co-worker is socially inept and needs a filter. 

sfigu16
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Meh she's an idiot

Your husband is being a dad, that's all
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM


Quoting Chandra314: Is your coworker a mom?
Is she married?

Yes she has a 10 year old and a 7 year old both boys and she's been married for many years she is quite a bit older than I am.

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Sounds like regular parenting
sam12796
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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I think he sounds like a caring parent. She's mistaken. My husband would do the same and he is far from creepy
twilightmom6545
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Sounds like she is stupid. A good parent will do anything to make sure their kids feel safe. Even if I means staying awake and watching them till 5 A.M

evelynolivesmom
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Your co-worker is a dumbass and you need to stop telling her personal things. When my dd needs regular stuff like food she comes to me, when she is scared it's always Daddy. There is nothing wrong in him letting your adopted child know she is protected and loved, in fact I think it's crucial for the bonding process and for her own possible issues later.

Lunachick1974
by Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
I think your co-worker is a moron
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