It was Nicodemus's fourth birthday party (Tandra's son). First time for Cody and I to be in the same place at the same time. (Cody is Tandra's ex.) We were both prepared for it, so it wasn't much of a big deal. At first.
First, I find out that a few days prior, Xandria (Tandra's daughter, she'll be 2 in March) was sitting in the house when Cody came to pick her up. When she heard the sound of the door opening but before she saw who it was, she yelled "Josh!" Cody walks in and says "Josh, huh." Tandra says "What about daddy?" Xandria looks down and softly says "Josh." Cody crosses his arms and looks at her and she says "Daddy!"
Right, that's what I thought.
Then, last night, while we are at the party, Cody gets Xandria's attention. I see this coming a mile away and I try to pretend like I'm not paying the least bit of attention to either of them, particularly not looking at Xandria so that she'll go to him. He says "Come here" and she looks around and then runs to me. Uh, woops.
I guess she likes me better than she likes her dad.
Finally, last night as I'm at home talking on the phone to Tandra, I tell her to tell Nic happy birthday for me, so she puts him on the phone. We chat for a couple minutes, and then as I'm letting him off the phone he says "I love you." Wow... I had to ask him to repeat himself because I was so shocked, I couldn't really believe he'd said that. Of course I said "I love you too, buddy" to him.