Who’s Your Daddy?

My short stint as being the “favorite” parent is over. Addison is clearly now a Daddy’s Girl, just like Emma. It’s all Daddy, all the time around here. Now when I pick her up in the morning her first words are “Daddy? Daddy. DAAA–DY!” This was the scene yesterday morning and again this morning, too.

daddy’s girls

I can’t say I blame the girls, J. does seem to have a gravitational pull that is comparable to that of the moon’s. You just want to be around him when he is around. Plus he is letting them watch the Three Stooges this particular morning, something they will never get from Mommy.

But (okay, here comes the whining and maybe a little stomping of my feet!) it just isn’t FAIR! I want to be somebody’s favorite, too!

I mean, COME ON! Who actually lugged you around for a total of 20 months, pushed both of your *little* 8-pound bodies into this world, spent a total of 2 years nursing you, changed 9,721 diapers (and this is using a modest 6 diaper per day estimate) and have laundered 832 loads of your laundry (again, based on a very conservative estimate of 4 loads a week!)? I coerce you into eating something other than cheerios and cheese, make sure you are clothed most days (ok, the shopping part is actually fun…maybe you shouldn’t count that), wipe your runny noses, dry your tantrum tears with my t-shirt, make sure you take your vitamins and brush your teeth every day.

Ah, who am I kidding? Given the choice, I don’t think I’d want to be around me either. I am definitely not the “fun” parent here.


5 Responses to “Who’s Your Daddy?”

  1. 1 Debby February 23, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Ahhh….you will always be my favorite. You are the best wife and mother I know, and the all time best daughter in law. I have felt like you are my ‘other’ daughter since you and Jam first started going together and here we are many, many years later and you are still the best!!! I could not have asked for anything more. I love you.
    Deb, the second mom!

  2. 2 carrievoris February 23, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    awww…shucks! 🙂 i certainly wasn’t looking for a pity comment – but man if that isn’t the best thing i’ve read all week, i don’t know what is! thanks, debby! you are by far the best mom-in-law anyone could ask for…not that i have ever test-driven any others or plan to! but you’ll never read any of the “bad” m-i-l stories on my blog!!
    xoxoxo to you!!

  3. 3 Jackie February 24, 2007 at 1:21 am

    The 3 stooges? hehe. Little girls are destined to turn into daddys-little-girls. In reality it is probably because you’re around all the time and they just get daddy sometimes when he isnt working. Cheer up! You are a great mom and I’m sure they know that too!!

  4. 4 Papa February 26, 2007 at 9:48 am

    What a nice comment from Deb, I guess that must be where Jamie gets his likeablity!!

    Deb, just an aside to you, based on our experience, we think you lucked out in getting a great daughter in law too, but then we’re too prejudiced to be a good judge.


  5. 5 MyMOMtra February 26, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Think of this period as an intermission….Being the mom of only boys…it’s Mom Mom Mom all the time and I’d like a break now and then. Plus, I just don’t get boys. It’s hard to raise a gender when you don’t understand why saying things like, “smack your head off and poopy ______” (insert ANYTHING) is all you say and furthermore it cracks you up to no end…I’m surprised they got this way and have yet to see the stooges.

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