Does your kid 'like' one parent better?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My 10 year old has more in common with my husband- they go to the movies together and build Lego sets together.  That gives them a good bond that she and I don’t have- which is interesting because he is not her bio-dad.  The 2 year old and I spend all day together so we have a special bond, but she is a BIG fan of her father as well- when he gets home she is all about him.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@iarebridezilla:  LOL! I am already preparing myself that my daughter will be a total Daddy’s girl and have him wrapped around her little finger. He’s such a fun loving kid at heart, I just know it’s gonna be them two. I’m okay with this because, like you said, I’ll have the last laugh when she’s calling me when she’s in her 30’s to talk about her hubby or her job or other day to day things.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@iarebridezilla:  Ha. You’re not even going to have to wait that long. My nephew is 15 months and his preference swings back and forth every couple months. For a while he HATED men. I mean, his dad was ok but he hated all other men and would scream if they came around him. I attributed this to the fact that other than his dad the only people that cared for him were his mom, me and his grandma. On Thanksgiving he would run from all the men… on Christmas he was everyone’s best friend. And… to my great heartache… when I’m watching him I’m the one who wakes up with him in the morning, changes his diaper, cuddles him until he’s fully awake and then takes him downstairs to feed and play with him… and the moment my FI comes downstairs the baby wants NOTHING to do with me. 🙁 If Tio is around I can kick rocks. He will scream bloody murder unless my FI is playing with him, carrying him or chasing him up and down the stairs. Stupid baby. 😛

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Haha! my son (3 1/2) tells me I’m his “best friend” and we have cuddle time, fun time, silly games, and etc.
Dad is a grump that plays pranks on him for fun. But, everytime we go anywhere our son tell me to “wait in the truck” he’s going with dad. Wtf.
Or if I tell him a fact like: “the ocean has fish in it!” he’ll go and ask dad if that’s true, like I just lie to him all the time or something. He never does that with dad.

I think it’s a toss up, however having two little boys I feel like the “my mom is my best friend” time is slowly running out. Pretty soon they’ll be 10 and won’t even want to be seen with me, then teenagers, then they’ll have wives who come on the weddingbee to complain about me lol.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Dude. This baby likes DH more already.

If DH is near me and she can hear him, she stretches and kicks towards his voice. When he puts his hand on my belly, she immediately kicks and squirms.

When anyone else touches my belly, she plays possum.

She’s already a Daddy’s Girl. Every terrible thing I ever did/said to my mother is just waiting to bite me!

Post # 9
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7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

So far, she likes me better, but I’ve got the boobs. She’s all about the boobs right now. It’s an unfair advantage.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Do young girls always like their Dad’s more?? I’ll be bummed if my daughter always wants him over me!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Evie19:  no, they don’t. Some of that swings back and forth during different stages of growing up. Some of it depends on the child’s personality and some of it depends on parenting styles. I was a daddy’s girl, still am, but my mom is my best friend and outside of a few years during high school, she always was.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@tksjewelry:  Ok good. 🙂 Truth is, I was always a little more clingy with my Dad when I was little, but similarly to you- the older I got, the more my Mom was really my best friend and confidante.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My 9 month old is all about me these days, but I’m sure it’s a phase! Lol. My fiance/his dad can definitely get him laughing a lot more than me a lot of the time though. I’m just comforting to him, but Daddy is fun! lol

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Haha OP where on earth did you get your daughter’s amazing hat?

I’m 100% prepared for any daughters (and probably sons) to like my husband more than me. He’s got this fun, easy, natural, amazing way with kids of all ages (he’s an elementary school teacher, so that probably contributes). I know I’ll do a great job of the caretaking part and love them to pieces, and hopefully have a great relationship with them, but I expect Daddy will always be the fun one.

But on a serious note, I’m one of 3 girls, and we were all such Daddy’s girls. And man was my mom so jealous and terrible about it. So I’m prepared and determined to love the bond my kids have with my husband (and I don’t think that will be hard) versus taking it out on them, or him.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MexiPino:  lol at stupid baby. I’ve also noticed the preference moves back and forth pretty often with my nieces and nephews. 

Post # 16
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@iarebridezilla:  My daughter has preferences for each of us at different times. If she’s ready to party, she’s all about Daddy! She thinks he’s HILARIOUS. At bed and nap time, or if she’s not feeling well, though, she wants to snuggle with me. DH can’t even do bedtime/ her middle of the night feeding if she needs one because she gets so worked up that it’s not me and just completely freaks out.

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