I would have paid Ian's teachers $100 to write Daddy up there instead of Mommy, but what's done is done. Ian is slowly but surely moving into the Daddy Appreciation Club but he is still very much the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Mommy Fan Club. And it's hard because sometimes Ian can be very frustrating to communicate with and Daddy isn't getting those 'yay!" moments to outweigh the "boo!" moments.
But just today while we were stopping for gas on our trek to Richmond, Ian turned to me and said, "Mommy?"
"Yes, Ian." "I want Daddy!" "Daddy is right outside the car. Do you want him to come back so you can see him?" "Yeah!"
So we're getting there. And at least he wasn't shown up on the thankful list by toy trucks or Mickey Mouse.