Friday, August 21, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Over the past week Aurora has been protesting, strongly, whenever Wil tries to rock her to sleep. It would be funny if it weren't for the fact that she insists on being rocked with whoever is doing the rocking standing up (no sitting down!) and rocking her has begun to make my back hurt. She's getting big! :) :( We've tried being sneaky a couple nights and had me rock her until she was almost asleep then carefully passing her over to Wil to finish the job. Sadly, that process disturbs her just enough that she flails out and inevitably finds Wil's beard, which is a dead giveaway that Mommy is NOT holding her. Screaming ensues. Mommy returns to rock her after a few minutes of letting Daddy try to calm her down. Silly girl. At night when she's sleepy she's definitely a Mommy's girl.

But during the day... Mommy, step aside. Whenever Wil comes home from work (lunch or dinner time), if Aurora sees him coming she'll start doing her little excited arm-flap body-bounce dance that's soooo funny (I wish I had a video). Smiles, and giggles, and bounces and reaching all for Daddy. Nevermind that she had just been crying for Mommy. And today, when Daddy left for work, she watched him kiss Mommy good-bye and begin walking away and she started scooting as fast as she could after him. She tried to follow him around the turn into the hall, but she just wasn't fast enough. She stopped and looked around sadly as I heard the door open, so I called to Wil to say good-bye again. He stepped back and said good-bye again to her and Aurora got a great big smile on her face, and scooted towards him all the faster. He had to keep going, so I scooped her up and we followed him out and waved good-bye from the porch. She watch him the whole time, flapped her arms to him as he got in the car, and watched as the car drove away. No tears yet, but I'm thinking those will come soon.

Yep, she's a Daddy's girl, no doubt about it. :)


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