Do you ever wonder if Dads have an extra 'silly' gene that Mums don't have?
I have lots of fun with Hannah. I'm silly and playful and I do make her laugh, just not to the extent that my husband,Chris,does. I don't think it helps that as Hannah grows bigger,and heavier, I can't throw her about nearly as much as Chris does!
I love watching them play together, it melts my heart. I often take a step back and really appreciate how lucky I am to have them. Chris is an amazing Dad and they have a great relationship.
Recently, I've been feeling a bit rejected. I got the inspiration for this post while I was walking home myself from the park, in tears. Hannah was determined that I wasn't pushing her on the swing, she only wanted Daddy.
If this had been an isolated or rare incident it wouldn't have bothered me. I would have laughed it off. Sadly, it's been happening every day recently. She won't play with me on the trampoline, with her toys or her musical instruments. If Chris is at work and I'm with her myself she'd rather play alone than play with me.
I have to say its beginning to hurt. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'll continue to try my best and hope it's just a passing phase.
Do you have experience of this and do you have any advice?