You know how sometimes, your 7-year-old has a nightmare and she calls out for Mommy? But, Mommy is already asleep and you are left alone watching a Law and Order repeat from 15 years ago? So you call: What do you need, Honey?
The answer: I need Mommy.
You: Daddy won’t do?
Her: I need Mommy.
So, you turn off the TV and go to her room.
You: Can I snuggle?
Her (she’s 7): Ok, but I want Mommy.
You: Well, I’m me. Is that Ok?
Her: Yes. Snuggle, please.
So, you get into the bed, and the first thing you think is: This pillow is for shit! It’s like a cross between a Titanic life vest and a meteorite. Only, less comfortable.
You: Ok. Do you want me to sleep with you all night? Because, I need to sleep on Poppy Pony or Fuzzy Wuzzy or Duck Duck or some other soft critter.
She grabs your arm and wraps it around her,
Her: Zzzzzz. Yes. Zzzzzz.
So, you do. All night. On a Pillow Pet. She slept solidly. All night long.
And now you have a new appreciation for Dolphin Doll.
See? Sometimes Daddies are just as good as Mommies.