i have an 18 month old and he is a total daddy's boy. i'll do if daddy isn't there, but if daddy or anyone else is around he never wants tocome to me. and when daddy tries to hand him off to me, he cries like it's the end of the world. i stay at home, and my husband works. he's home during the evening and weekends, and sometimes even late afternoons so it's not like my toddler never sees him.
im the one who bathes him, feeds him, changes his diaper, rocks him to sleep every night, reads to him, sings to him, plays with him. i don't drive but i try to take him out when i can. daddy doesnt do any of that other than cuddle him from time to time, and watch tv with him. at first i thought it's because i was being mean when i was diciplining him (yelling NO, or slapping his wrist) so i changed that since there was too much negative energy in the house so all i do is take him away from what he was doing, but he freaks out about that still. i've tried distracting im from it, but it rarely works.
i just don't know why he doesn't like me very much. he's more INDIFFERENT to me than anything else. he'll play with me if i play with him, he'll sit and read a book with me for a while, but he's just not all that HAPPY about it. but the second daddy comes home, he perks up, RUNS to the door and wants to be held. if im holding him, he'll lean towards daddy.
i know he doesnt HATE me, but it breaks my heart when he doesn't want to be held by me. just wondering if this was normal, or if theres something im doing wrong, or something i can change.