Monday, July 7, 2008

Hi My Name Is

Mommy and I'm chopped liver. At least around these parts recently.

Bunny got to spend a lot of quality time with her father over the long holiday weekend and it appears that she prefers him to me. When faced with the question "Who do you want to do X?" The answer was always daddy.

At times she would look at me and say "Go away momma. Go cook dinner." Nice. My own kid ordering me around like a servant.

I thought I caught a break on Saturday night when, after bath time, she wriggled out of her towel to climb in my lap. She gave me a nice soaking wet hug and said "I love you, mommy." She then allowed me to read her books and put her to bed. Well after the last story, just as I was getting ready to put her down, she screams "I want Daddy. Daddy put me bed." Curses, foiled again. So daddy was summoned and Bunny went to bed.

I get that she spends most of her time with me so Daddy time is special, something to be savored. And this weekend she got 3 whole days of daddy. Its what she expects now. In fact when I got her up this morning the first thing she said is "Where's daddy." It will take some time to fall back into our routine.

But looking back over the weekend, I really wouldn't have it anyother way. Yesterday we were at the beach. As I lay on the blanket I could see Bubs chasing her around, helping her throw rocks in the lake and building her sand castles. It was beautiful. Bunny is so lucky to have such a devoted dad.

So while I may be chopped liver. Its okay.


TentCamper said...

I know what you are talking about. I go through similar things with my boys. I do not live with my sonsand when I see them...they run from mommy and everything is all about me. I know that my ex hates that...she gets insulted. I know that things will smooth out.

anymommy said...

We've been through this. It always hurts my feelings although I know that's ridiculous. I do love it when they scream for Daddy in the middle of the night! Um, honey, he/she is asking for YOU.

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