I Become a Doting Father 23
I Become a Doting Father chapter 23
“Dad, what’s Norritor doing?”
What Yeon-du said was somewhat shocking.
You don’t know the playground? You mean you’ve never been there?
No, you’ve never heard of it before.
I couldn’t hide my embarrassment and looked at Yeondoo.
Yeondoo had an expression of infinite innocence.
A look of pure curiosity about the first word I hear.
It was only natural. There’s no reason for Yeondoo to lie.
I unconsciously bit my lower lip.
I knew it.,
I knew what environment Yeondoo was in.
I told you everything when I first saw Yeondoo.
Hair that hasn’t been cut for a long time, scruffy clothes and bodies, bruises on the body found at the hospital, and poor linguistic skills compared to peers.
When I think about all those things, I can guess without seeing them in person.
Under what circumstances Yeondoo grew up. I don’t know what happened.
Only now did I realize something. It’s just a part of what I know.
I didn’t even think Yeondoo wouldn’t know the word playground.
However, if you think about it a little bit, it was natural not to know.
Yeondoo was locked up by her uncle, and she grew up abused.
Meanwhile, my uncle couldn’t have taken me to the playground even once.
No, I’ve never taken her out in the first place.
Wouldn’t it be very rare?
Considering Yeon-du’s appearance at that time, it’s not strange to be reported as suspected abuse by a third party.
It was amazing to think so.
Growing up in that environment, speaking the current level of language.
Anger rose suddenly.
This time it wasn’t directed at my uncle, it was directed at myself.
I was mistaken. I know Yeondoo very well.
Maybe he was proud of what he looked like.
I don’t think anyone knows and understands Yeondoo better than me.
I was deciding on Yeondoo’s past.’
The past of Yeondoo, who was hidden by her bright appearance today, was not fully understood.
So I was so angry. The fact that I don’t know and understand Yeon-du.
I can’t believe she doesn’t know a word.
Being a dad who’s shocked by that.
Yeondoo tilted her head and called me again for no answer.
Oops. I needed to keep a straight face.
Yeondoo was sensitive to small changes in my facial expression.
That’s probably a habit that I developed while living with my uncle.
I managed to answer with a smile.
Meanwhile, Sieun’s mother also looked somewhat embarrassed next to her.
It’s hard to accept that a five-year-old doesn’t know the playground.
It was clear that it was a misleading remark. It seemed necessary to settle the situation roughly.
Eventually I opened my mouth.
“I usually play at home.”
It’s her second day at the H daycare center.
There will be a lot of words and common sense that you don’t know compared to other kids. I didn’t take him to the playground because I thought it would be dangerous. As you can see, Yeondoo is a bit skinny.”
I tried to make it sound as plausible as I could, but I couldn’t get rid of the feeling of the thief’s numbness.
Anyway, the dice was thrown. It was up to her to take my word for it.
But an unexpected answer came back.
“Oh, my God. What if I do?！”
“They love the playground. It’s worse if you keep it at home because you’re a little skinny.”
Contrary to her concerns, she seemed to be completely indifferent.
That’s weird. I don’t think what I meant was very convincing.
“Is that pure?”
He seemed to be a pure man to believe me.
Maybe it’s because I’m still young.
Subsequently, she spoke to Yeondoo.
“My dad always played prisoner at home, Yeondoo.”
She shook her head and said to me.
“I can’t do this. I’m going to play a little bit before I go home.’,
“There’s a playground right in front of us. It’s not dangerous at all, so you don’t have to worry.
She said so and immediately took steps.
Wait. I didn’t say anything about going.
This woman is surprisingly good at acting.
“Wow! Mom, you’re the best.
“Sieun, you’re only here today…””
When I saw it, I grinned and followed my mother and daughter.
Well, it doesn’t matter. so fond of
I want to tell Yeondoo what kind of playground it is.
I said, stroking Yeondoo’s head.
“Let’s go, Yeondoo. Tell me what a playground is.
I’ll give it to you.”
“Yes! But Dad.”
“For a prisoner, Moet…
I urgently interrupted Yeondoo.
“I’ll let you know when I get home, Yeondoo. Go home.”
“Let’s go to the playground for now. It’s so much fun place.”
“Are you having fun, Norritor?”
“Yes, it’s as fun as the sky and the earth.”
I almost got in trouble.
If Yeondoo was caught not knowing POW, I would have been a bad father without a doubt.
Fortunately, I think it’s just a little walk away.
I didn’t think I heard it.
With a sigh of relief, I held Yeondoo’s hand and headed to the playground.
* * *
As soon as Yeondoo entered the playground, she opened her mouth and exclaimed.
How does Yeondoo feel now after seeing the playground for the first time in her life?
I suddenly remembered when I first went to Children’s Grand Park with my father when I was seven years old.
‘How I felt back then.’
Of course I’ve been a homebody since I started walking.
I played on the dirt floor all day and played slap-match on it before going home at sunset.
The first day I went to Children’s Grand Park holding my dad’s hand.
My childhood memories are blurry, but I still remember those days clearly.
‘Because it was a new world.
It’s much bigger than a playground, as well as new animals and rides.
It was a whole new world for me.
And that day remained one of the few pleasant memories of my life.
Maybe for Yeondoo.
Wouldn’t this playground be such a place.
I think I’m feeling how I felt that day when I was seven years old.
Yeondoo stared blankly at the playground for a while before speaking.
“Is this the narrator?”
“Right. What do you think? It looks fun, doesn’t it?
Yeondoo replied with a big smile.
I was proud to see him like it, but on the other hand, I was sick.
If I knew this would happen, I should have brought him here earlier.
No, let’s stop blaming ourselves. There’s something I need to do right now.
I smiled and said to Sieun’s mom.
“It’s nice to have no people.”
“Right, it’s often empty,”
“Then do you want me to give the kids a swing first?”
I took Yeondoo on the swing.
Unlike Sieun, who skillfully climbed on the swing, Yeondoo was hesitant.
It was my first time here, so it was natural.
I boldly picked up the green and put it on the swing.
Then he said,
“Yeon-du, here’s the line.
“Hold on to the rope with both hands. You understand?
Yeondoo nodded with a nervous expression.
Now it was time to push the swing.
I pushed the swing with a sound effect through my mouth.
Yeondoo closed her eyes tightly to see if she was scared.
“It’s okay, Yeondoo. My eyes won’t fall off.
You can float,’
“Hey, I don’t feel nervous about Yeondoo.?’,
No. Just hold on to the rope and it won’t fall off.”
Yeondoo finally opened her eyes holding the rope tightly.
Yeondoo moved in line with the swing that was shaking back and forth.
I could tell that Yeondoo was having a lot of fun just by looking at her face.
But I asked just to confirm.
“Are you having fun, Yeondoo?”
But the pleasant atmosphere didn’t last long.
There’s an ecosystem wrecker next to you.
The sound was different.
Sieun’s swing seemed to soar into the sky like a playground senior.
On the contrary, Yeon-du’s swing was only slightly moving back and forth.
It was my fault.’ I was nervous that it might fall off, so I pushed it very lightly.
Eventually, a word came out of Yeondoo’s mouth.
Perhaps Yeondoo used this exclamation in two situations.
When you’re surprised at something, you’re jealous.
It seemed to be the latter case now.
“Do you want me to push you harder? You gonna be okay?
“Dad, you’re strong.”
“Haha, no. Dad, I’m not tired at all. But you have to hold on tight?”
Yeondoo answered after swallowing her saliva once.
* * *
After the swing, Yeondoo began to learn about the playground one by one.
I didn’t have to stick together and explain one by one. Sieun was next to me, a reliable player.
Me and Sieun’s mother sat on a chair and watched the two of them play.
Naturally, I took out my cell phone and captured Yeondoo on camera.
Sieun demonstrates herself and Yeondoo.
I explained one by one to someone.
“It’s… it’s sour. You’re really good..’,
“You can do it, too! Hold on tight to this and hang on. “Can Yeondoo do it?””
“Yeah, we’re the same age.”
” o ”
I’m 100% sure.
Yeondoo doesn’t know the word the same age.
Anyway, Yeondoo hung on to the cloud ladder to see if she had gained courage.
However, it fell off immediately because of lack of arm strength.
I woke up surprised to see Yeondoo fall on the floor of the playground.
“Are you okay, Yeondoo?”
Fortunately, the ladder was very low, so I didn’t think I was hurt.
Yeondoo immediately got up and answered with a smile.
“I’m a couple of years old…”
The next expedition was a slide.
Maybe because she just had to ride it, Yeondoo seemed to like the slide more than the cloud ladder.
Of course, it’s safe and I like it.
“The mudslide is so much fun.”
“Then shall we ride it again?
Yeah, Dad, I want to ride Yeondoo one more time.！”
I replied with a smirk.
“Yeon-du, you can ride as much as you want.”
“Hehe, yes. ”
You’re just having fun watching.
It was a trick.
At the same time, I thought in my head.
Although today is a playground.
From now on, I’ll let you enjoy a lot of fun that you’ve never experienced before.
Then I heard a voice next to me.
“Hehe, honey is dripping from your eyes.”
Right, I wasn’t the only one sitting there.
I forgot because I was focusing on Yeondoo.
She continued with a smile.
“It’s because I’m amazed. You look at me so lovingly,’
“He’s my dad.”
“I’m a mother, but I can’t keep looking at her like that. “Sieun.”
Well, that’s a possibility. Sometimes it’s mean if you don’t listen to me.
Yeondoo hasn’t done that yet, so I can’t agree with her 100%.
I answered roughly.
“I’ve never seen you play in the playground before.
I guess that’s why.
“Oh, come to think of it, it’s a big deal.
“Now Yeondoo can ask me to go to the playground every day.”
“Ha ha, then you should come every day. So far
As much as I couldn’t make it.”
Somehow the conversation ensued.
Meanwhile, I threw a question without thinking much.
“You must have been married early?”
Maybe it’s because I think I look young.
It was a question that came out during the ceremony.
She replied with a subtle-looking smile.
Immediately I felt a slip of the tongue. I don’t know the details.
And the question I asked came back.
“It’s me, too, but I think it’s one thing that you got married early.”
I think so.
I shouldn’t have brought it up. Only the atmosphere became strange.
Did he think that the atmosphere became awkward just like me?
After some silence, she opened her mouth first.
“Oh, I haven’t spoken to you yet. My name is Shin Se-yeon.
“Oh, yes. My name is Lee Ju-won.”
“I see. Are you picking up Yeondoo after work?”
The conversation continued again through the official statement.
It was then.
I heard a question that made me speechless.
“If you don’t mind, may I ask what you do for a living?”
I Become a Doting Father chapter 23