Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.

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I want MOM!!!

Since my oldest daughter was about one year old and able to voice her own opinion, she has always wanted me to do everything for her. Even when my husband was right there and able to give her what she wanted, she would refuse and insist that I do it instead.

She insisted that I hold her, I change her, even little things like I give her Sippy cup to her. My husband could offer it to her, and she would flat out refuse to take it unless I handed it to her. For a while we entertained her and gave in. We assumed that since he was away a lot during her first two years of life that she just preferred me over him, and it was understandable.

Now, Keely is doing the same thing. My husband is home every single night, he even puts Keely to bed every night, but a lot of times Keely insists that it’s me that does things for her. This doesn’t happen at any specific time, just randomly. Riding down the road, at the dinner table, in the bathtub. He will try to do something for her or give her something and she will not have it. Of course we are less accepting of this behavior this time around because we don’t really see a good reason for it, but it’s still frustrating not knowing why they do it.

Since he is home and probably much closer to Keely than he was Paislee at this age, that can’t be the reason. The only other thing we can think is because I stay home with them so they are used to me doing everything for them all day, every day. Another explanation could be just pure stubbornness, which I’m positive both of my girls have a lot of!

Have any other Mom’s experienced this, and if so, what do you think was the reason behind it? 

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