The power of that girl
We have had many conversations revolving around that fact that while we all love and want to be around that sweet nugget, Skye is a human being not a toy or plaything. She needs her space respected and she doesn't belong to them [because she is mine... hehehe. ;) ] There is no reason for them to fight over who holds her hands in the car, because she does have two of them and is seated right between her siblings, and no one needs to be taking her binkie away or shoving it in her mouth. She is more than capable of knowing when she wants it and how to get it.
There is nothing better than walking into a room, especially after a long day at work, to see my X cuddled up on the floor next to his baby beautiful, talking sweetly, making her giggle, and gazing lovingly into her eyes, taking in every second of her.
Earlier this week I was reading a picture book author [Kate Beaton] interview where she revealed the inspiration of her book being the magical powers of a baby. When they come into a room, everyone (child, adult, woman, man) notices, is mesmerized and wants to hold them, smell them, whisper sweet words to them. The attention is on the baby, yet baby has no idea and no real care other than when they need to be fed or changed. Just their presence is enough to shift the dynamic of the whole room.