Dear Daddy: An Open Letter From Toddlers To Dads

Dear Daddy, Even though I'm only two and a half years old, I need to love and be loved. And Daddy, I love you so very much.

I want you to know that although Mommy spends a lot of time with me, you are still half of my world. I need my Mommy, but I need my Daddy, too.

I realize that since I can't talk with you about football yet, you sometimes struggle with what to do with me when we are together. It's okay. I'm pretty easy to please. But just in case, I made a list of 3 things that will draw us closer together (there are more than this, but I can only count to three right now).

1. Spend Time With Me. Don't buy into the "quality" time argument. Yes, I want you to be "present" when you are with me, but I'm not so concerned with what we do. I just want to spend time with you -- and lots of it! We can play silly games you make up or wrestle on the bed. As long as we are together, I will get to know you and you will get to know me. Please make time for me in your day even though you may be tired after coming home from a long day at work.

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