DD is 2.5 and is in an anti-daddy phase right now. She has never had the "daddy" phase, where she was all about daddy, loved daddy, etc., we are still waiting for that.
She is so mean to DH and it hurts him. Don't get me wrong he understands that she is just 2.5, and tries not to take it personally, but still it hurts, it would hurt me if the roles were reversed.
She says things like "I don't like daddy", "I don't love daddy", "daddy doesn't love me", "i'm not your girl", "I don't want to see daddy", etc. all the time and we're not sure how to respond to it. She says it with this smile on her face, almost like she likes it when he gets sad or she wants him to be sad. Sometimes he is around when she talks like this, sometimes it is just the two of us. How do I/we respond to her when she talks like this, I really am at a loss for what to say. I have tried telling her that it hurts his feelings, makes him sad, that it is not nice, that he loves her very much, it seems to egg her on and makes her say it more.
He is great with her, he plays with her, wrestles with her, throws her around and she loves it, but she can go from asking for more, more to I don't love you in 3 seconds flat. He is very involved, gets up with her every morning, gives her a bath at night, plays with her quite a bit.
This morning she threw him out of the bathroom and made me get up and go in there to wipe her butt! I'm not sure what to do in these situations either, let DH help her while she cries and screams for me or let her control who helps her with what. Help Please!!
Mom to Morgan 4-3-06 and announcing Baby Kelsey 4-11-10