Wednesday, May 13

Dancing with Daddy

(There is so much noise in this picture it borders on distracting, but I just LOVED the expressions on their faces.)

Charlotte has been a Mommy's girl for the past few months. To the point where she won't even let Judd feed her dinner if I'm around. If I'm not around, they have a ball together.

Judd is a fabulous Daddy. He tells Charlotte that he loves her no less than 10 times a day. He comes home from work and completely devotes his time to her until she goes to bed. He likes nothing more than to sit on the floor and play silly games with her. Making her laugh is his number one goal most of the time. That's why it breaks my heart when I'm holding her and she pushes him away as he goes in for a hug and a kiss.

Last night we had channel 976 (Kids Tunes on Dish Network) cranked up. Judd grabbed Charlotte off of the floor and began dancing and jumping around with her. She loved every second of it. So much so, that when Judd put her down and ran upstairs for a minute, she ran right after him saying "DaDa". Of course, he stopped whatever he was going to do upstairs and danced with her again.

I'm hoping that this Mommy's girl obession is a phase that she is soon to grow out of. Don't get me wrong, I love being the one she wants, the one that can calm her down, the one she reaches for - but it can be very tiring. Also, I just want her to experience all of the fun her Daddy can provide. She misses out on all of the fun games and songs he is capable of making up because she is too busy wondering where I am. Maybe dancing with her Daddy last night was a step closer.

6 comments:

Lora Lee & Lora Kate's Blog said...

Very Sweet!! You are very lucky that Judd is such a wonderful father and your daughter has that relationship! Your post warmed my heart! Count your blessings!

Rebecca said...

That is very cute. She may be turning the corner on the Mommy's girl thing. We actually had the opposite with Liam - he would come to me no problem but if Josh was around, he always chose Josh over me (which obviously made me happy that he loves his Daddy so much, but made me sad because babies are supposed to want their mommy...). But now he's finally to the point where he doesn't seem to have a preference - most of the time. He'll finally come to me to be picked up when Josh is standing right there. Maybe it's the age...

Sara said...

The picture is priceless. Just can't help but think that someday he'll be dancing a dance with her at her wedding when she is all grown up. The time passes so quickly. Cherish every dance!

NatalieDeltaGam said...

oh, what a fabulous picture!! i don't wish mm's life away, but man!, i can't wait 'til she's this age! :-)

Emily said...

Judd has the best example of a wonderful Dad. Our father has always been involved, loving, and attentive. Charlotte is a lucky girl.

Al & Nina said...

Again I love the picture. Charlotte is a very lucky girl because she has 2 wonderful parents who always ensue she is told and shown how much she is loved.