The real nightmare

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My four-year-old went through a phase of crying out in the middle of the night because of bad dreams. I got accustomed to the routine of getting out of bed in just  my pajama shorts, and sitting in the rocking chair with her until she calmed down.

One night when I heard her calling, I got out of bed, went to her room, picked her up, and just as I was about to sit down with her in the chair she said, “Daddy, could you please put a shirt on?”

Apparently not everyone appreciates a hairy chest.

Paul, father of 3

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  1. LOL…I just don’t understand that…just because a man has a little hair on his chest they get grief from their 3-year-old. I guess though it just comes with the nature of having children. One evening when I was giving my 3 year-old son a goodnight kiss he told me it hurt. Needless to say it was because I hadn’t shaved. He wanted me to go shave then so he could get a “soft” kiss goodnight. I tried to explain to him someday he would have the same problem….he laughed at me and said no that wasn’t going to happen……sigh

    Aaron

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  2. Haha this is funny. When we were taking a baby class, the instructor was saying how much newborns love skin to skin contact. She said it in such a funny way, like “skiiiin-to-skiiiin.” So of course here goes my husband who, whenever he has shirt off, chases after our little guy going “skiiin-to-skiiiin” and wanting to smother him with his chest haha.

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