I was lucky to be around for the birth of my daughter and most of the first year of her life. I then had to travel very frequently for work, for long durations. I went 6 painful months without seeing her once.
Like most fathers, I my daughter was my world, and I tried to be the most helpful husband and attentive father as possible while I was around.
As is the case usually, our daughter has become very mother dependant, but not only have a I fallen aside, my daughter doesn't even seem to want me around.
Obviously this is putting a huge strain on things as Mom is overworked from being alone, but the more I try to involve myself, the more difficult it gets.
My wife resents that she has to do everything (baths, diapers, even play), and my attempts at helping only sends our daughter into hysterics.
I know that two is the terror age, but this seems a little extreme.
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get closer with my daughter? I really want to send Wifey away for a couple of days' break, but so don't know if it will terrorize our daughter, or we will fight it out and (hopefully) come to connect again.