Joshua is going through a mommy only stage. If Melissa is home, he wants nothing to do with me. We are fine if it is just the two of us, but if he knows Melissa is anywhere around, he will have a fit until she picks him up. I know I am not around as much I would like. But it is not like he doesn’t know who I am, he sees me every morning. I try to give him his bottle. And at least once or twice a week I get home in time to see him before bed. While I may not be so good at the work life balance during the week, I am home most weekends. My two working theories are 1) he remembers that I am the one who held him down when he got his shots. 2) He associates me with Melissa leaving e.g. she will need some down time on the weekend, or is teaching toga class at night, and he he knows he is getting the B team. Of course there is also the third possibility that it is just a phase and he will be back to Daddy Daddy Daddy in no time, well Dada was his first word.
Feeling like a really crapy Dad
May 14, 2008 by 2 Comments