Kiddo got one call from her father the whole week she was in the hospital. He just called tonight. She's still on the phone with him. This after we had a discussion about how she needs him to be more consistent with contact, etc. Said discussion was back in early October, when she was in the hospital. So now, 2 days after Christmas, 4 days before my birthday, he finally calls her again. I expect the next few weeks to be angst-ridden and tantrum filled. Especially if he promises her (again) that he'll call her on (pick a day) and doesn't follow through (again). I so want to reach through that phone and beat his head against the wall.