If you are interested in knowing there are other parents out there making a few mistakes World's Worst Mum's is a great site to go to, keeping your sense of humour in self preservation mode as you go. I have just had a post of mine put up today that describes the struggle I am having with my Seven year old Son making a sudden switch to his Dad as Most Favoured Parent about a year ago. That's a while ago now but doesn't mean I have given up trying. In fact I have come up with a brilliant reverse psychology strategy that involves going in to say goodnight, after story time with Dad, and saying I just want to give him a little cuddle, but please no kisses. It goes like this.
Me: Goodnight. I'm just going to give you a quick cuddle. Remember though no kisses.
Him: (confused, and hiding under the covers to resist my cuddle): No kisses? Why not? You love kisses.
Me: Yeah, I used to. But not any more.
Him: (still confused) But why?
Me: (casual) I don't know why. I just don't like them. So just a very quick cuddle.
What happens then is I get covered in hundreds of little delicious quick kisses ("just to annoy you").
Oh, I know what you are all thinking....that I really should write a parenting book....