This stage is in full force here:
I win! He loves me soooooo much!
Actually, I lose.
Can Crappy Papa help Crappy Baby get out of the tub? NO, MAMA!
Can Crappy Papa read Crappy Baby a book? NO, MAMA!
Can Crappy Papa do anything at all? NO, MAMA!
Crappy Baby refuses to accept the existence of Crappy Papa. This means I have to do everything. It sucks to do everything.
Also, it breaks Crappy Papa’s heart. Okay, only a little. We’ve been through this before so he knows it doesn’t last long. He might even be enjoying it. I’m onto him.
To the three dads that read this blog: it is just a stage. They don’t really hate you. I mean, they totally do, but they also hate everything else sometimes too. Toddlers are not to be trusted. They will tolerate you and even like you again at some point. Don’t sweat this stage. Enjoy it. Pretty soon you won’t be able to get away with the “He/she only wants you” hand off and you’ll have to do stuff again. Act really sad about it and the mom will feel bad for you. You might even get a massage. (But I doubt it, don’t push your luck.)
This stage always reminds me of that baby on the Dinosaurs sitcom from the early ’90s. Anyone remember that? Here is a collection of the classic Not the Momma! scenes.