I was happily carrying on with my day when I totally caught The Wife and The Girl smiling at each other. Upon interrrogation, I found out that this has been happening for ‘a couple of days’.
Can you believe it? Not only was I completely left out of said smiling, but I wasn’t even apprised of it. Now I know I’m not around as much as I could be, and I’m not as attendant as I should be, but still. Smiling? When does Daddy get his smile?
Then I remembered that I don’t care about all of that sentimental stuff. I’m here to be The Father, with or without affective remuneration. For this, my kids will thank me later. It’s clearly more important to have respect than love. So I’ll let these two have their little moment, and stay the course.
…I’m so bitter.