Give dad some credit... or at least enough rope to...For those of you who have followed this blog from the beginning, then you know I struggled at first with trusting FTD to care for Ollie as well as I could. I mean, I am the mother! NO way could dad, or anyone, care for My baby as well as me. I feel terrible for saying that now, but in the beginning it was true. I insisted on doing everything and letting FTD watch. Needless to say, FTD and I had many words over this mommy-narcissism.
It took a few months, but eventually I began to have faith that FTD's ideas and ways were as good as mine. In fact, I think around Ollie turning 6-months old I began to admit his daddy ways were better than mine. Now at a year, it is clear that FTD and I still have two different styles of parenting, but when combined, it does seem like a perfect mix for our son. I coddle and baby Ollie. Daddy plays, jokes around, lets him eat non organic all-natural foods, and teaches him how to do naughty things that makes mommy nuts!
Lately, I have been very overwhelmed with a lot of things going on, or more like just maxed out! So, FTD told me to take the day off. I agreed that I needed it, and took him up on the offer! The plan was to nurse Ollie at 5:30am, go back to sleep and sleep-in! Then I could have the day to do as I pleased, after Ollie's mid-morning nursing.
I thought I would share Ollie and FTD's day...
I woke up at 9:45 am with the following picture sent to my phone...
|We have, Milk, Vegemite toast, eggs, strawberries|
And REESE'S PUFFS!!! Oh, and he's watching
I nursed Ollie to sleep for his nap around 11pm and went off for a day of ME time...
FTD is the king of taking photos. So I was updated all day with photos to let me know all was well. Again, I thought I would share...
|This was to let me know Ollie was up from his nap.|
I was thoroughly impressed because FTD Changed Ollie out of his PJ's.
Some days, I let Ollie wear his PJ's all day,
then change him into a new pair after bath
2 points FTD!
|This was to let me know Ollie was being cheeky.|
He unloaded my bedside table bookshelf, and was trying to climb up the bed.
|OH what's this?|
Daddy is letting Ollie play with mommy's shoes?
|This shot came with the caption...|
Look who's thirsty!
|This was Lunch.|
Gold Fish, Pasta, Peas, Carrots, Apple juice...
Wow, well done again FTD!
|Watching YouTube with Daddy...|
|Hanging from the Coat Rack...|
|This is nice,|
He is playing with his numbers and letters!
Is that his hand all the way in the Diaper Champ?
|Ahh good, he is back to playing with his toys...|
|This was to say that Ollie was tired and ready for nap time.|
Translation, FTD was ready for nap time!
I arrived home 20 minutes later to find them both
While I did not love everything I saw, I loved that the two of them had a fun day! I loved that FTD made a better breakfast and lunch than I would of. I loved that FTD let Ollie explore and be wild more than I would have. I love that I had a day to myself.
So, to any mom worried about daddy being an incompetent ding dong I say... You may be right, but give him a chance to prove you wrong...
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