Ever get the feeling that your little one hates your partner? My partner swears he gets the evil eye from our 15-month-old baby. I think it's nonsense, though, so I debunked the notion immediately with a totally scientific (read: not at all scientific) observational study. What I found was that absolutely, without a doubt, there are more than a few things that don't make your baby hate your partner.
Before I list off the proof all our partners need to rest comfortably in the fact that our babies absolutely do not hate them, I'd like to set the stage a little bit. This is me, asking my partner how he could possibly think such a thing: "How on god's green earth could you ever possibly believe that this adorable little baby hates you, babe? The blood-curdling screams when I walk out of the room could just be guffaws of joy. This wee one is so over-the-moon to be left alone with you all day they can't help but rejoice in this ancient baby-rejoicing way." I'll give you two guesses as to whether or not my partner was convinced by my positive talk alone, but you're only going to need one.
In fact, this was my partner's response: "This chick is bullsh*ting. That baby's screams do not mean what she says they mean." Well, dear reader and dear partner, I sh*t you not. Sure our 15-month-old child pushes past my partner and toddles through the kitchen to get to me, but that doesn't really prove anything. So keep on keeping on, partner of mine and partner the world over, because these things will definitely not make a baby hate you: