My wife and I have very different parenting styles. My son has a very close relationship with my wife, which includes talk time each night and cuddles on the couch. They genuinely enjoy each other’s company and share the same interests. I often believe Noah has inherited her ‘math’ brain and quirky sense of humor, which fits well with her child-like spirit.
I have a comfortable relationship with my son and we have some things in common. I know he’s adopted my sarcasm and often ‘gives as good as he gets’. When we spend time together, there is more silence and often music in the background. I genuinely enjoy his company and encourage his need to be entertained with ‘special projects’. Inevitably, when we are together he can create a project that captures his attention for an entire afternoon, takes up half of the living room, and dries up several markers in his ever-growing collection.