Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Daddy's Going to Get a Complex

daisy_knotwise and I put Katie to bed on alternating nights when things are going according to plan. This involves laying down with her and her bottle on the bed in her room, singing lullabyes, and waiting for her to drift off. It also includes one or more calls to the other parent to recharge the bottle.

Now, Katie has generally been pretty good about laying in the crook of my arm and not fussing too much, while she climbs all over Gretchen. And when I come in to deliver the next bottle, she will usually blow kissy noises at me until I blow them back and kiss her.

But the last three nights when I've been putting Katie to sleep, when Gretchen comes in with the bottle, Katie starts sobbing and trying to grab Mommy and climb up into her arms. And Mommy kisses her and turns her back over to Daddy, where she spends the next minute or so sobbing.

Tags: home, kids, musings

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