Monday, April 25, 2011


I always knew that you would break my heart. It's just that I thought it would happen much later in life.

I assumed that you would fall for a pretty girl. I envisioned what you would look like together. You in a handsome tuxedo, her in a strapless ball gown. I would be left on the sidelines. An observer, someone you knew you had to leave behind.

I didn't think it would happen so soon.

I thought maybe someday, years from now, you might find me overbearing. I understood that there would be a time when you would seek independence and search for your "true self." Perhaps you would fancy a flashy car. You might grow tired of our family life and look to someone else for comfort, I would no longer be enough.

But really now? Right now?

You're only five and a half for Pete's sake! And already you favor someone else? You prefer your daddy all the time? I knew you were a papa's boy from early on, but in my heart I thought you would always come to mommy when you were in need of emotional comfort. Last night as you stood there shivering, naked and hysterical with a small gash under your chin from a slip in the bath you wanted daddy. It had to be daddy who took you to the emergency room. It was daddy who would keep you safe and sound.

While your chin was easily put back together with a little super glue my dear, mommy's heart is busted.


  1. Awwwwww....

    Hope both the chin and heart heal quickly :)

  2. Hope all is well once again. My son loves his dad, too. Worked out well last night because a sliver needed to be removed. I don't do slivers.

  3. My son preferred my husband for the first 17 months of his life. He's now 18 months old and worships me. I know it won't last long. He'll come around again. They go back and forth, right?

  4. awwwwwwl ouch

    They say boys turn towards their Dads around the age of 6. It's completely normal :(
    I definately noticed it with my eldest, yet now, at 11 he's back to me for cuddles before bed (never asking his Dad for those anymore!!) so they come back xo

  5. Awwww. Sorry. The whole time I was preggos Finn would cry for Daddy. "I only love daddy, I don't love you anymore. I want someone without a baby in their belly to hold me". So, there is a good chance it is related to your cute belly and will return to normal once #3 arrives. It still hurts when they "un-choose" you though, whether it is temporary or not.

  6. But, we Mommy's are made of tough stock....we feel what we feel, and manage to be just what everyone needs at the time....I bet somewhere inside, you're secretly enjoying this time for your Hubby...his getting to be the"preferred" parent for now :)

  7. Hey, I think many of you missed the line that he has ALWAYS been a daddy's boy, it is only getting worse!!!!