Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What am I? Chopped liver?

Ry is T's favorite person in the whole world. Most days, I just accept this and move on. I get it, Ry can play fun games (crawl up Daddy and touch the ceiling, be flung in the air). He's a novelty, and frankly, T doesn't get in trouble as much with Ry as he does with me.

Some days, however, I start to feel like the hired staff. Almost every morning I get T out of bed, our conversation goes something like this:

Me: Good morning!
T: But ... I want Daddy.
Me: Sorry kiddo.
T: Where's Daddy?
Me: He's at work.
T: He'll come home after my nap though.
Me: Yep, he'll come home after your nap.

And last night at dinner:

T: Thanks for getting me milk, Daddy!
Ry: Mommy got you milk. Thank Mommy.
T: Oh. Thanks Mommy. Thanks for making my dinner, Daddy!
Ry: Mommy made your dinner. Thank Mommy.
T: Oh. Thanks Mommy. Thanks for getting my monkey plate Daddy!
Ry: Mommy got your monkey plate.
T: Oh.

And every night when Ry gets home from work:

T: DADDY'S HOME!!!!!!!!! DADDY!!!!!!!! Mommy, Daddy's home!!!


Becky said...

I'm sure part of it is that he sees you more than he sees Ryan.

At any rate, I don't think you're chopped liver!

Frank said...

Voting "NO" on the chopped liver issue.

Voting "YES" that T loves Mommy bunches.

Ryan said...

F's favorite is Mommy for sure. F has a Mommy proximity alarm - if she leaves the immediate area, start the countdown. I don't even need to take off shoes and socks to count the seconds in most cases. Even after I have him and he's calm: Mommy re-enters the room and F has a dawning realization that I'm not Mommy. Start the water works. I don't blame him though. She's my favorite too.

Jenn said...

Becky and Frank -- Thanks, I know he loves me ... just not as much as Ry.

Ry -- give him a few months, he'll like you best too.

Cathy said...

Jenn, do we need to get out the sad sack?

Jenn said...

Cathy, I don't know what a sad sack is, but it sounds appropriate.

Mom said...

I once knew a little girl who had a decided preference for her daddy, too. It turned out ok though. She and I are great friends. Smile.

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