Monday, May 19, 2008

Daddy Finally Matters

My two year old son has finally started paying a lot more attention to daddy. He is still attached to mommy's hip, but he has been giving me a lot more attention. I am more than happy to receive this new-found affection.

Yesterday at Disneyland my son wanted out of his stroller. This usually means daddy carries him, because he is too heavy for mommy. We were walking along and he spontaneously kissed me on the cheek. I turned to thank him and he kissed me again. Two unprompted kisses in less than 10 seconds.

Today he made it extra hard to go to work. He woke up way to early, and as I was getting dressed he wanted me to hold him. I picked him up and he clung to me like a monkey on a tree. He did not want to let me go. I sat down and held him for a few minutes, cherishing every second of it.

Tonight when I got home some of the affection was still there. It was not so blatant as the above examples, but daddy got to spend some time with him, grilling and shooting his squirt guns. I even got him to say "please" for the first time tonight. Daddy is officially on the radar now. I have been waiting for this for a long time. I am looking forward to whatever comes next.

1 comment:

Kati said...

You can have his radar! I welcome the break!!