If your child only sees you a couple of weeks a month, the child would no doubt, be excited to see you. Especially the younger ones. An absent parent will always create excitement when they are actually present. IMO, I bet FO would come into the home all Gregarious after his 10 day vacation. What child would not be excited about that? I bet FO even came home with lot's of gifts, too. Oooh, every child is Excited about gifts. What if FO returned from his 10 days per month on a day the children were still in school and FO arrives to pick them up from school creating Super Excited kids when they see their part time dad after 10 days away? Would school officials think that the children are Excited to see their father? Absolutely. FO was like a gregarious uncle who traveled all over the world and came to visit with fantastic stories of his travels and don't forget the gifs and all the excitement involved. It is all mesmerizing in young children's minds. I had one of those Uncles and we children would so look forward to his visits and yes, he came with our mother to pick us up at school and we just could not contain our excitement. The older twins know better now. But, little girls have always idolized their fathers and I don't think the 2 girls in this case are any different. The girls were 6 and 8 when JD escaped with the children in 2017. Keep in mind that JD escaped with the children when the older boys were just 11 years old. Two years is a long time for these boys to see FO for what he actually is. FO was like a Visiting Relative that came to visit a few times a year. In my Uncle's case, he was not of marriage and family material. He was just a fantastic visiting relative who brought us gifts from all over the world. MOO MOO MOO til the cows come home.