Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daddy's boy

Natey has always loved his Dad. But lately, he's on even more of a Daddy high - if that was possible.

Thanks to the daylight savings time change in March, suddenly for the first time in over a year, Nate is able to occasionally see Daddy before bedtime on weekdays. Well, it was occasionally. Now Nate demands it. There is no way I can, in good conscience, put Nate to bed without hugs, kisses, fist bumps and headbutts from Daddy. And over the last week, Nate has managed to change the bedtime routine from a mommy-centric hour to include a story from Daddy too. Even though the changes to routine result in Nate going to bed a bit later - because Daddy is the most exciting human being no matter how hard he tries to be Mr. Calm Bedtime Voice and Nate gets inevitably all wound up again - they are too cute together to deny them that few minutes at night time. I literally teared up last night watching them together.

And this Daddy obsession extends beyond bedtime. Nate wants to wear Daddy's things, be just like him and share his interests. For instance, he'll wear Dave's bike helmet around the house for hours. And since Daddy likes U2, Nate likes it too:

we think it's best not to discuss Adam Clayton

I'm so happy Natey has such a positive influence in his everyday life. Too bad that influence doesn't extend into mealtime. Unless Dave throws all his food on the floor when I'm not around.
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