13 Responses to “::reality check::”

  1. Apseed says:

    Although I have no kids, I completely understand you. Sometimes we offend each other without realizing it.
    And I’m very glad to hear you are feeling better.

  2. Tracey says:

    Rachel, there are so many wonderful joys to being a Momma and then there are those that just sting and rip the heart a little. Please know that it really is a phase that boy’s go through and while it’s so very hard, it really is a growing phase [and one I think that really stinks ].

  3. meghann says:

    Oh, hugs & kisses to you! J has always been a Papa’s girl so I am used to that with her, but I think the first time Asher ever wants Papa rather than me I will probably want to crawl under the covers for a while. I’m glad he let you read his story & tuck him in. They always do need us, even when they don’t want to need us, don’t they? xo

  4. swanski says:

    My son always favored my husband until he was 14 yo! Then he would come and talk to me about school and friends đŸ™‚ (I was thrilled!!) Now he is 18 yo and has a great relationship with both of us.

  5. Dad says:

    Rachel, its pains like this that verify that you are fulfilling your role as mother, helping these little people to mature and face the changes that lie ahead. Love & blessings from one who has been there and felt that pain!!

  6. steph says:

    Let’s note the age here, too…..2-3 are those “independent” years where they say no or do the opposite of what they really want just to see if they can. They don’t call them the terrible 2s for nothing! sorry he hurt your feelings (sadly, it won’t be the last time) but there will always be something extra special between a boy and his mama (I know–mine turns 39 tomorrow–best Valentine gift I ever received).

  7. angie says:

    awwwww…sweet boy. I’m sure daddy was thrilled to be the hero? I also have no doubt that this boy loves his mama like no other! I only have 2, but I know when the new baby came it was the first time Miss Molly really started seeing the bonus of having daddy around.

  8. Heather says:

    It is odd how those preferences change and can affect us so. I hope your husband enjoyed his moments with your son.

  9. Taryn Oakley says:

    Even though you know they still love you, it still hurts. Finn just got over a really long period of being a “daddy’s boy” and it made me a bit sad… especially since I am the one who mostly takes care of him. But, phases pass and now he “needs” me again too!

  10. Angela says:

    Oh I know the feeling. What a cutie and of course he loves you. It’s hard to reckon with these healthy, temporary, growing-up changes but I am sure we can all do it.

  11. nook says:

    gah. it’s so hard when they start “growing up” … it makes me sad too… but you know he’ll want you again. xo he’s so cute.

  12. island jays says:

    Nice that he’s sharing and growing but it still hurts. Not that this is a permanent situation but you’ve still got Mira to hug and hold in the meantime!

  13. Corrabelle says:

    I remember these little moments of panic with my boys-little signs that they were getting more independent and needing me a little less when it came to the simpler woes.

    I decided (or fate decided, should I say…) that I should join you this week with a reality check of my own. I wish I could say it was more sentimental and less disgusting than it actually was. *shudder*


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