You have no control over who your child loves.
There always seems to be that person or two, that desperately wants to be your child’s favorite. They bring gifts, they “coochie coo”, they do everything, but if your kid doesn’t feel it, your kid just doesn’t feel it. The same holds true with relatives. I think children, more than anything or anyone, prove the point that there are some things in life over which you have absolutely no control. Perhaps when they are older you can cajole, bribe and gently threaten that they be nice or pretend, but at 22 months, Briar holds the reins.
Luckily for her Nana Jan, Briar adores her. Now Jan,has been known to do some crazy things to incite glorious giggle fits in Briar, but she doesn’t have to do that. I think she has been looking for an excuse to roll around on the floor making crazy sounds. I think she is also enjoying the license Nanahood gives her to sing out loud and dance at the drop of a hat.
I think these pictures will illustrate the special bond developing between these two.