While visiting my brother and his wife this weekend. Our five year old was given part of a sewing kit from one of her friends. She is very serious about her sewing and making a headband for one if her dolls. As a former PE teacher its fun to watch her work on her fine motor skills. Plus,it keeps her occupied during our long wait to get on an airplane.
Tag Archives: Attention
Like Giving Birth
Why do my girls need Daddy so much? I don’t know.
I’m sitting here, completely available and the five year old has enlisted Daddy to write the story she is making up and that’s when the three year old completely ignores me and goes to DADDY to try and get him to play. He is busy writing with a leg up on the chair like Usher sitting on his Voice throne. The three year old, not getting the imediate results she wants forces her head threw his propped up leg and looks up at her daddy’s face saying in a whiny voice, “Dadddyyyy… PLAY WITH ME!” The five year old replies, “We are writing a story here,” in her perfectly 15 year old sarcastic, sing song voice. Mercy, we are SCREWED later…
Daddy looks over at me and comments on the three year old’s approach to getting attention (the crawling threw his leg thing) and says, “It’s like giving birth.”
I look him right in the eye and say, “No. It’s not.”