When I am home, my daughter often refuses to hug or kiss me before bed, preferring the arms of my wife to my own. But when I am not home at bedtime, I get goodnight wishes like this.
I’m thinking about sitting in the car at bedtime every night and having my wife just record Clara’s goodnight message to me, as opposed to the standard, “No! I don’t want you! I want Mommy!” that usually crushes my spirit.