Leaia is home. Entering the house, she owned us all. Romeo tried to do his manly stuff and show her who is the boss. But the girl, didnt give in. She let him play the air guitar!!!
My baby thought she is just a passing phase and come morning, it’ll be all the same where HE is the centre of attraction and the ONLY object of our affection!
But lo behold, morning comes and she is still there. Sniffing out all his hideouts, toys, food, bed and basically ramaging thru everything that he owns or owned.
Morning, he was taken aback when for our regular run, he now had to wait & stay for a lil girl who was following to the best of her ability and as fast as she could. My boy waited for no one…not even his mom! He wages his own path and runs at his own speed. Now he had no choice but to wait for this lil girl who was following his mother and him around. This is not the run he enjoys…but he didnt have a choice…
Then lo behold….his food is no longer safe. Romeo is the king of the house. The King eats when he wants. The King eats what he wants. The King doesnt wait for any one. Now the King’s throne is at risk.
Theres this little girl aka Leaia who comes like a whirlwind, sniffs around, takes over the food bowl, toys and his life. He no longer holds the reins of the kingdom. His subjects also happen to include P and I!
Now, Romeo has to wait not only while he goes out for a run but also, for his food, treats and even to get his two most loyal subjects who existed only for him!
Leaia on the other hand couldnt care less. For her life is all about running, playing with water, running and following her Mom around. If Mom loves Romeo, she demands love for herself. If Dad pats Romeo, she snuggles upto him and he has to give in….it doesnt matter if the toys that stayed safe and sound for 3 yrs are now shred in pieces. If you dont destroy them how will you get new?
So while Romeo and Leaia find their balance and harmony….we as parents need to figure out how both can become best friends. Romeo will always be the Number 1 but its always fun to be Number 2!