Waiting for Mum

Kids go through stages with regard to their relationship with their parents. Sometimes you can see obvious reasons why this might be; for example, when K-pu was born and had to spend a lot of time with Mum (because she’s the one with the boobs), Alex became firmly (often rather too firmly) attached to me. His rampant favouritism, caused by obvious and understandable insecurity, has worn off now though and we generally gauge who is flavour of the moment by his requests for bedtime story readers (Mum/Dad/Neither).

Perhaps it’s because she’s female (and therefore fussy), but K-pu has a very strict hierarchical list of favourites. I guess I should be flattered to be in second place and I have to remember that when Mum walks in and K-pu suddenly shows a complete lack of interest in me, it’s only the same as she does to other people below second place when she sees me.
(It’s still quite hurtful though).

This picture was taken while we were away last weekend. Mum had popped up the road to pick up the boy from the Kid’s Club and K-pu – outraged to have been left with only her dad for company – went and planted herself firmly by the front door and sulked until her mother returned.

That’s (another) one for her 21st birthday, then.

9 thoughts on “Waiting for Mum

  1. Surely you don’t wait until 21? Just for an appropriate time.

    I didn’t wait till 21 with my two…

    …and they still speak to me!

  2. Firstly that photo is so clear awsome camera! and your daughter is cute!! moms are the most important thing in a little one’s life when they are so young so dont take it personally, if its any consilation she will give her mom and you a very hard time when she is a teenager especially if she has this stubborn streak. Oh wait that’ not really comforting is it?! <-sorry lol

  3. O that is the cutest thing I have ever seen or heard of! Seriously. Even though she didn´t choose you – isn´t it just a gobble up offense? 🙂

  4. I know the feeling. Thankfully we don’t have pets else I would probably drop further down the rankings!

    PS: What, no burglar bars on the window? Better not let Colin see the photo. 😉
    .-= Delboy´s last blog ..Save the Net! =-.

  5. HH > Oi. I’m perfectly cute as well.

    GaiB > Most publicly on her 21st – and many times in the intervening years.

    Po > I’m always aiming for number one.

    Kambabe > She is super stubborn – just like her mum is/was. And the camera is lovely – and quite new: http://6000.co.za/2009/06/29/panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz28/

    Cazpi > It’s cute when she gets annoyed. But she always comes back for hugs afterwards.

    FoW > Oh, K-pu can do maddened chimp as well.

    Delboy > Thank you. Another reason we ‘re not getting a sodding dog.
    No burglar bars, no. This is George. Lovely, safe George.

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