Monday, February 7, 2011

Missing her dad

An had a rough day today. Just plain stubborn, willful, not listening kiddo. It was a rough day for both of us. She told me what was bothering her, and I understood, but I let her know her actions and behaviors would not be tolerated even though she was upset. So what was she so upset about....

She was missing her Dad. He has been working a ton lately, and she did not get her daddy time this weekend that she usually gets. It apparently threw her all off. I am definitely ready for her to hit the hay and hopefully wake up refreshed and in a better mood tomorrow. Dh has been playing with her for the last hour and a half in her room. So hopefully this will help her get over this rough patch.

So how do you help you kiddos deal with not seeing their dad as much when work comes calling and takes up more time. Dh and I have both talked to her, and she understands why dad has to work, but it doesn't make her feel any better. Ideas, advice????

2 comments:

MommyWise said...

I don't have any advise but I do feel your pain! The girls only see their Dad once a month now! He must stay in Georgia while we're here up in N.C. It's so very hard and both girls turn cranky and whiny and wake at night. I do let them call him on the phone whenever they wish and Aidan recently asked if she could have some pictures of him to look at. She said "it helps me to see his pictures when I'm missing him."

Joyful Learner said...

I have K call dad on the phone and leave a message or write a letter to her dad. Making something special to show that she misses him and is thinking of him might help. Sometimes, they just need to be heard or need to get their feelings out.