vienne has been going through an intense "i prefer daddy" stage. when he is home, i am basically off duty. her rejection is crystal clear! one day, it was especially evident and she was being a bit "snotty" about it. being sensitive to emotions though, she asked "mama, are you happy?" (her way of asking 'are you ok?'). i replied, in ornery fashion, "i am when you love me, vienne". to that she hemmed and hawed and responded "hhmmmmmmmm.....i love Father."
i feigned hurt feelings. but it was hard not to laugh.