The ultimate deception

by Katie on October 7, 2013

As it turns out, my time in the spotlight, as far as Leyton was concerned, was very short.

I should have known better than to gloat about winning over her heart, because as soon as I did, she went back to her old ways of favoring her Daddy. Now that she is mobile, it is even more obvious.

I mentioned how she went on a fast and furious mission, crawling toward the sound of his voice one evening when he came home while we were playing. Girlfriend left Mama in a trail of carpet dust she took off so fast. (She is clearly not concerned about my ego in the slightest.)

Anyway, the very next day, I was sitting on the floor while she was playing. She slowly made her way over to me, destroying any order there was to her toy stash along the way. Then, when she got near me, she looked up over me, then crawled right up into my lap. For a brief moment, I thought it was the absolute sweetest thing. I thought she had finally crawled to me, like she had done to her Daddy countless times, and wanted nothing more than some time in her Mama’s lap.

Well, let’s just say I was wrong.

Before I could even soak up the sweetness I thought the moment was presenting, she began desperately trying to escape my arms. She was lunging with all her might toward my plastic water cup, which had been sitting on the other side of me.

And right then, all my hopes for a tender moment of affection from my daughter were shattered. All along, it had been the cup she wanted. My lap had simply been a more efficient path to get there. Quicker and easier to go over than around.

So yeah, while I’m just around to, you know, sustain her life, her Daddy has stolen her heart. I don’t think she plans on getting it back anytime soon.

It’s a good thing my Mama-heart is just as happy watching my husband and baby girl love on each other as it is to get in on the lovin’.

 

[Obviously, this is an extreme exaggeration of emotions, but the events really did happen just as they were portrayed.]

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