Visitation. I hate that word. It brings back memories of the forced visitation that Gavin had with his abusive biological fathers side of the family.
I swore that as a family, we would never have to endure that again.
However, this afternoon Gavin was home for about 2 hours. It was a chance for the boys to visit with each other. They spent the time playing 3DS together.
I made sure that everyone kept a to their own personal space but they all got along well, for the most part.
Emmett was a bit difficult but everything worked out.
The three of them took turns with Elliott’s 3DS and did a great job. After Gavin left, the boys have been a bit on the frazzled side. Elliott has been crying because he wants a kitten and Emmett has been screaming over just about everything.
At the advice of Dr. Patti, Lizze hid away upstairs while Gavin was home. She was able to get a 2 hour nap and that was helpful for her.
It was odd because Gavin never asked about her once.
Lizze and I have been discussing some type of visitation for the boys and Gavin. Short bursts of time that won’t be overwhelming for the boys or for Gavin.
I dislike the fact that something like this is once again necessary in our lives but it is what it is.
I’m just glad that everything seemed to work out this afternoon. Time will tell if there are any lingering issues as a result of the boys getting together. I would expect some issues but hopefully nothing that would keep something like this from happening again, at a later date.