My lovely and loving husband recently brought up an interesting point. Raisin is most definitely a mama’s girl. DH takes this really well, but it can be really frustrating for both of us. For him, because some days he’d rather just get a kiss instead of, “NO DADDY!!! NO NO NO NO NO!” For me, because some days there is simply no other choice but for Raisin and I to be glued at the hip. It’s the only way for all of us to keep our sanity.
Does anyone out there have any words of wisdom about this? We’ve been told before that there are “mommy” phases and “daddy” phases. So far, her entire life has pretty much been a mommy phase, with definite peaks and valleys — times, like the last two weeks, when she’ll hardly tolerate anyone else, and other times when she’s a very easy-going kid. Are the daddy phases still coming?
Also, even during the valleys, I have to admit she’s still pretty easy-going. She rarely cries when being left with a trusted caregiver. She enjoys daycare and seems to really thrive there. So, I’m not even sure this really is a problem, or if we’d be creating a problem by trying to force her feelings one way or the other.
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