He stays at home with her and I work full time outside of the home. We had always planned for this to happen, and I am grateful to have him- he is an amazing father, and I love seeing the bond that they have, love knowing that she has a positive and strong male presence in her life and that (should she be inclined toward men) she will have an excellent example of a healthy one who treats her (and me) well. But it is really, really bothering me how she has started (more and more) turning to him when she has something to say, when she hurts her knee, when she wants to give someone a kiss, when she wants a lap to sit in. That used to be me! I try to spend every second we are together doing fun stuff, or quality time stuff- I cook our evening meal, play games with her, read her bedtime stories, give her baths, tuck her in and often sleep with her, and I spend as much weekend time with her as possible. But I only get two (sometimes three) hours with her during the week and I think I am really starting to notice a difference in the level of affection she shows us. What else can I do?
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8/3/10 at 11:08pm