Monday, May 28, 2012


Ella has wanted nothing to do with me lately.  She only wants Daddy these days.  I'm not going to lie--I'm a little bit jealous.

It started a couple of nights ago when she wouldn't let me read her a book.  She only wanted Daddy.  That's sweet and all, but even after he read her one book, she wouldn't let me read another one. 

The last couple of mornings, she has woken up asking for Daddy instead of Mama.  That would be fine...if my husband were the type to get out of bed before me.  When she sees me walk in instead of him, she gets all mopey and insists on seeing him. 

I know that it's good that she's so in love with him, but it's going to make for a couple of long weeks when my husband heads to South Dakota for his Army Reserves annual training.  I worry that everything will be a chore without Daddy here.

Or perhaps she'll forget all about him and will go back to thinking that I'm the most important person in her little world.

As jealous as I may be, I'm so blessed that my husband enjoys playing with Ella; and her with him.  It's so endearing to watch a grown man lay on the floor and help her Little People wash their hands before they eat their meals.


  1. Ahh. I understand. Love, Mom

  2. Awwww! We have the opposite problem... W only wants me. DH is jealous. But he's fine if he knows I'm not in the house! I hope Ella is the same way!

  3. I'm with Cheryl! Addy could care less about Dada. For a long time she straight out disliked him but I think that had a lot to do with him not being around much the first year before we moved. If I leave the whole time she asks, "When Mama coming back?". He tries so hard too! Recently she did wake up in the middle of the night & call for him. We both looked at each other like we couldn't have heard that right. After doing it again he sprung up to go in & help her. He was so excited! Hoping it's the beginning of them getting closer.

  4. Sorry, but I am glad to hear that Ella has a close connection with her dad. I so enjoyed the close connection I had with my daughter when she was a little girl!

  5. There is just something about a daddy and his daughter. :) My kiddo still tends to prefer for mommy to do stuff - put him to bed, read to him, etc. - we just try as much as we can to keep things equal and let mommy and daddy take turns. So each night I get to read one story and daddy gets to read one story. Daddy puts him to bed one night and I do the next night. Kendry is getting to an age where he understands taking turns, so if he tries to protest we simply respond with "Remember mommy put you to bed last night? Well, tonight its daddy's turn!"


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