So I've been a SM for 7+ years now, last year I only had the SD visit for the summer. I wasn't working at the time so I watched her during the day while DH was at work. As soon as my DH got home, SD would meet him at the door wanting a hug. Then she would sit next to him (as close as possible) when they were watching tv. It irritated me a little but I just chalked it up to her missing her dad, so I said nothing about it. Skids only come to visit us during the summer.
So after joining ST last month, (never knew about it) I saw some posts about the little GF issues. I brought this up to my DH a few weeks ago before the skids came out. I pointed out a few things that I saw last year during the visit. He laughed about it being cute but said he would keep an eye on it.
Well sure enough it has started...lol. Just this last week or so, she has been majorly clingy. We went swimming on Saturday and she would not leave him alone in the pool!! My SS11 was in the same pool and had no problem going off the diving board, slide, etc. When my DH finally got out of the pool, she pouted about it. He was drying off and had the towel over his head, she got out of the pool and stood in front of him (scared him to death when he moved the towel! LOL). She wanted to sit at the table and pout that he got out. I told her to either get back in the pool or go sit in the locker room and pout, but she wasn't going to sit there and complain. So back to the pool she went.
Last year, when I would take her to the same pool. She would play with other kids, go off the diving board, etc. I didn't let her hang all over me and be made to entertain her the whole time. My DH has begun noticing it more and more, and doesn't let her practically sit in his lap when they are watching tv. Doesn't allow her to make decisions on who sits next to who when we are out. My DH sits next to me.
SD is now 10, will this get worse as she gets older? Are we taking the right steps now to stop the behavior? I have no bio kids, so I am clueless. He spends plenty of time playing games and talking with her but sometimes I would like to be able to sit next to my DH! LOL