Wednesday, March 31, 2010

First signs of Boy missing Hub

About two weeks ago, Boy toddled into his parents' bedroom and said "Dada?", looking at the side of the bed where he can often find Daddy napping. It was a bit sad, and apparently caused Hub some distress when I relayed the story to him.

Tonight, when Boy and I were Skyping with Hub, Boy responded with his usual delight, and smiled and said "Dada" as soon as Hub's picture appeared on the screen. But then he started to cry and hold out his hands to the computer as if he wanted to be picked up by his Dad. This went on for far too long before we said goodbye, cut the connection, and I took him in for bath.

I was afraid Hub would really lose it at this scene. So we decompressed a little after Boy was put to bed and tried to look for a positive side. We decided that it was a good sign that the baby was attached to his partially absentee father and that was an indicator of how much time and love he gets from his Dad while he's home. I will rehearse that, but to be honest, I'm still sad.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's hard. But you're right that it means that Boy loves his Dad.