I used to watch dinosaurs, thinking it was funny, the baby who would do all sorts of things to his dad all because he was not the mama.
Not so funny when it actually happens in your own home..
You see my dearest youngest son goes through days where he flat out refuses anyone’s care but mine and he will do everything he can, in order to get it.
I rarely have lay ins.
As soon as daddy gets up we know what’s going to happen, he will go with him quietly or it goes a bit like this..
‘It’s as if he thinks; oh noo not him again, you can see the disappointment in his face and he throws himself back. I get him out of bed and he will look at our bedroom door, when I walk the opposite direction towards the stairs the crying starts.. I do everything the same in the morning as the mama but he won’t accept it. He will go to the living room door, sit there and cry, pushing it so it makes noise. I can’t cuddle him, distract him or even bribe him. He simply won’t stop until she comes down.’
It is slowly getting better though, when we first started introducing foods we done a mix of baby led weaning and mashed foods. If I didn’t hold the spoon he would refuse to eat. No matter how hungry, he would not take a spoonful of anyone.
Night time waking is done by yours truly too, perhaps that comes from having breastfed him at night but he dropped it at 11 months.
Now he goes in screaming-banshee-mode if anyone else goes near him.
I can’t just get ready.
Getting ready for a (super rare) night out involves loads of distractions but usually ends like this
And yes I always end up with a massacre of mascara near one of my eyes.
There are loads of possible explanations why this is happening..
One thing people love to point out at me for making my baby too dependent
Thanks to carrying him
Though you can be a small pain in my backside from time to time, I love how close we are right now.
Daddy patiently waits for when it’s his turn, once you become more interested in what he does.
And for now I will have limited lay in days on the weekend, until you are ready to let me go that bit more..