Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the morning, he loves Daddy. In the evening, he defies him.

Wednesday evening, Tony was being naughty.  He was sticking the ends of electrical cords into his cup filled with water.  His father became angry at him and chided him in no uncertain terms.  "Don't do that", he said to Tony, over and over again for a repetitional effect.  Tony cried and then walked to his pile of toys.  He picked some of them up, and in a gesture of defiance or anger, he threw them in the air and at his father.

But then Thursday morning, Tony was being clingy.  He was going to go with his mother to preschool, but he wanted his father.  He even gave him a kiss goodbye as he left.