3 year old dd prefers her dad. Her dad and I aren't separated, he works and I'm the sahp
Everything is "I don't want you to do that. I want daddy"
She doesn't want me to sit next to her at the table. She doesn't come to me for cuddles. She doesn't want me to help her to get dressed. She prefers to hold DH's hand. Pictures she brings home from kindergarten are for DH.
Background: have been bf-ing DS for 10 months. I have to do it in a quiet spot away from my other children. Otherwise he just won't feed. I give 2 older kids something to do- iPad, tv, colouring, ask them to build lego etc etc tell them I won't be long etc. Sometimes he feeds for a while, whilst I've been trying to do the right thing by DS I think I have pushed my 3 yr old away?! I think this has always been at the back of my mind and now I feel terrible. He still feeds all the time and now Im going to have to wean asap.
The final straw for me was today.
Me: I love you very much
DD: I only love daddy, not you.
I didn't react. I think my heart broke. But what about her? How has she been feeling to make her say and act this way?
What can I do? I try to spend time with her. I tell her I love her all the time. I try to play with her when I can. I need help.