It was not long ago that every night Jayne wants me to be in the bedroom with her when she goes to bed. Now, she just doesn’t want me in the room anymore.
Humans are all the same, we will not treasure it when we have it, we will only start to miss it when we loses it. Then, I was wishing that Jayne can be more independent and sleeps on her own. Now, I am wishing she will let me stroke her hair and kiss her goodnight before she dozes off to sleep.
I wouldn’t say I am very sad she doesn’t want me in the room, but it’s a gentle reminder that as parents we should never take things for granted. Especially when our kids grow up so fast in this age.
It happened again 2 nights ago, Jayne wouldn’t let me in the room, she cried and wailed for 15mins until I finally stepped out of the room. Eventually, I managed to sneak in after she was asleep. Then in the morning, she would greet me happily and affectionately like nothing has happened the previous night.
Complicated life of a father, but I like! (if there is a “like” button for fatherhood, I’ll be the first to press it)