So this 8 day trip with Sairah has been our longest time being with her 24/7 granted both of us work and since I went back to work after a 2 months confinement.
Sad eh? But that’s the truth with working parents.
It’s been one heck of a ride, chasing after our 18 month old where ever she goes. She’s in a phase where she absolutely won’t sit in her stroller, refuses to be carried for a long period of time and wants to walk on her OWN. She won’t even want to hold your hands sometimes and when we’re in the supermarket, she walks off on her own and can’t be arsed even if you call her a million times to follow you. That is why one of us would have to do the shopping (usually me of course) while the hubby guards and watches over her with his life!
That little one has a mind of her own.
During our trip, she even had a fight with her father on two occasions. I know, at 18 months! It was our first time witnessing this and we’re not sure if it was funny or something we should worry about.
One of the occasion occurred when we were getting out from the car. I had put her down on the road to walk. But then her father picked her up coz it was getting chilly and in a flash she pinched his cheek!
Naturally I was the one who shouted at her (coz I’m the disciplinarian between the both of us, ahem) to stop that behavior telling her it was unacceptable and she was to hug her father to apologize to him.
Instead of being mad at me, she continued to wriggle her way out of him and cried for me to carry her instead. She didn’t want to look at her father or let him carry her. She clung on to me for the longest time!
In a way it was pretty hilarious.
Her father had to coax her to let him carry her and she just refused!! She clung on to me like a lil Koala Bear and I thought it was rather funny since I was the one who shouted at her.
She probably felt betrayed by her dad since mommy shouted at her coz she doesn’t like being yelled it. Everytime I scold her, she’ll cry her head off. Of course, she’ll eventually rectifiy whatever mistake she made while crying but she hates to be yelled at.
She did eventually go up to him and hug him when we got back into our room And all was fine and dandy again.
No doubt she finds way to bully that man. Because she knows he wouldn’t do anything to hurt her. Her mother on the other hand has no qualms in hitting her hands when a mistake is commited.
Infact, I got scolded by my husband when she kept touching the dustbin in the hotel room. I had warned her many times, and she continuously defied me so I ended up giving her one light smack on her hand! The hubby of course reprimanded me for smacking his precious kid.
Ah well, we all can’t be the ‘good’ parent now can we?
But with all that drama, it tickles me funny to see these photos of baby and daddy cuddled up.
She was watching a cartoon and was afraid of something and quickly went up to him for a cuddle.
There is love among these two no doubt. And based on my own previous experience with my father, father-daughter arguements will ALWAYS be there. It is how we eventually make up/ammends is what matters the most.
She also bullies her dad into giving her a massage…..something her mother also makes him do when we’re watching tv late at night
How that’s for having someone wrapped around her lil fingers.
Baby-Daddy love in the park. I super heart these photos.
I can tell what she’s thinking: Hah, like mom I have him wrapped around my fingers!
And to think these two had a ‘fight’ a few days ago, haha.