Squiggles has always been clingy. Crying the moment she spots me. Absolutely delighted to come to my arms. Basically I've been the star, the moon, the sun - everything for her.
She's very fond of my maid who plays with her, talks to her and generally does time pass. She's always excited to see her and wants to go to her. All good, one would say.
Except when I returned home this morning after dropping my dad at work, she looked at me with no obvious signs of joy. Just a tiny smile after what seemed like ages. And when I reached out to take her, she didn't want to come!!! She started smiling but would keep turning her head and snuggle in to her 'auntie'.
How annoying........................ This after I've been at home since her birth. So, it's not like she doesn't see enough of me. Most of the time, I'm her primary caretaker. So I guess I don't understand. Or is she just growing up and now is happy to be with other people and doesn't need me all the time?
Or maybe she senses that I'm going to go back to work soon (no fixed date) and is already preparing herself?
What is it?