Mireille - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Our daughter is turning 5 this weekend. She has been home with her dad for the first year of her life and is now in Kindergarten. I have just gone back to work after maternity leave for our second daughter. Our eldest has been fine with the whole experience. Since about 2 months though she has been leaning on me and bluntly telling my husband she doesn't want his help or hugs because she loves me more. This hurts him and ME!
We have tried explaining to her that you can love 2 people differently, but this doesn't mean you love one more. We have made her apologize, sit in time out, and spend more time with dad. She keeps coming to me for almost everything even when it is super obvious that I am busy and dad has his hands free.
Tonight she sat with me for movie night the whole time, except when I had to get up. Then she sits with dad and she bluntly told him: "I'm gonna sit here till mommy is back cause I want to be with her all the time". My husband was so hurt he cried.
Please help us!!!