There is no denying that the love between my little girl and her daddy.
She can wrap him round her finger in seconds, and 9 out of 10 times he doesn’t even see it coming. Listening to them play makes me smile, for a short time, just until i hear the bickering start, “no it’s my turn”, “give it back”, “I want a go”… . More often that not I have to jump in and resolve the issue and remind them both it’s “nice to share”
Then I secretly laugh as I hear him try and pull rank by telling her “he’s the daddy and he’s in charge”, which washes right over her head evident by her reply “no i’m the boss, it’s my room!”…. This can go on for hours, but inevitably they will make up and be BFF’s again, like all good children do!
Sadly for him his aspiration to buy PS4’s, Nintendo Switches and all kinds of cool kid stuff for them to use, is not looking likely no matter how hard he tries to sell the fun .. instead she’s happy playing dress up, putting on make up, and doing hair.
As a supportive mother I will actively encourage her to do whatever makes her happy, hence all the purchases I have personally made – sparkly eye shadows in many many wonderful shades, bold coloured lipsticks and glosses, funky nail polishes and cute ribbons clips and bows……but mostly it’s because he’s the person she wants to practice on and that’s guaranteed to give me the best laugh of the week……
A wife, mother and full time worker.....just wondering why my husband gets so many more passes in life than me....and learning how to best win the ongoing family battle of who does what and when