Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The day my heart melted

This week I had one of those heart melting moments.

The ones where your whole body does a little jig and your mouth is fixed in a beaming smile.

Where time seems to slow down

Where the joy of the moment gives you a burst of energy that no can of Red Bull every could

It was Wednesday. I was working from home. The lady of the manor had gone out for the afternoon with Matilda to one of her many social engagements. As she walked towards the back door Matilda spotted that I was sat in the dining room working. And do you know what she did? Do you?

She burst in to smile. She started chatting. She bounced up and down in the lady of the manors arms in excitement.

About seeing me. Her daddy.

This was a very, very cool moment. There is also a suggestion of her starting to say dada when I come home or walk into the room. Now this may frustrate the lady of the manor, after all she is the one with her most of the time. But we all know little girls love their daddies donโ€™t we?

Itโ€™s tough bonding with your baby when youโ€™re a working dad who generally is away for the whole of their awake time, but slowly and surely weโ€™re getting there. Plus this weekend is the first of our daddy only weekends as the lady of the manor is working both days. A perfect opportunity to get to know each other a little bit more.

Let the chaos begin.

P.S who can resist smiling at a little girl who closes her eyes and laughs every time you take a photo using flash.?

I’m also linking this up to Cheetahs in my shoes for her you’re beautiful linky, you can view the other posts by clicking here.


  1. Get used to it! I’m still a Daddy’s girl at 31! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. And my heart just melted reading this post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lovely, just lovely xx

  3. Wonderful story – and what a wonderful smile Daddy’s Girl’s got. Thanks for sharing, mate. You’re making me broody!

  4. She is such a cutie! I love it when they start reacting like this, it’s just wonderful. Gareth has started to notice the same with the baby having spent more time with him over Christmas. Up until 6 months he seemed to only be mine (especially with breast feeding so often) and suddenly he seems to know his Daddy and be really pleased to see him and their bonding is beginning.

    Lovely post x

  5. That made my spine tingle, it’s such a great feeling isn’t it? Matilda is a beauty mate, you must be very proud.

  6. Awww what a gorgeous post ๐Ÿ™‚ really enjoy reading a daddy’s perspective as often wonder how my other half feels working majority of my sons awake time ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Anoop Singh-Best

    January 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

    OMG How gorgeous….! And yes, my heart melted too.
    When mine were starting to talk I made a huge fuss when ‘Dad’ came home. Consequently their first word was ‘Dad’
    It’s the least I could do for someone who worked all day and missed them loads ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lovely, lovely post. For all of her pickle-like nature my Baby has just started walking out in to the hall and saying Daddy when I get in and it gets me every time. I can’t write about it though (I only do gentle humour, ask motherventing) so I’m glad someone who can, did.

  9. Ah that’s such a lovely post she’s a wee cutie pie

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