Morris L. Chestnut is very recognizable because he has been appearing in films since 1991 when he appeared as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood. After doing various TV movies, Chestnut career steadily rose with co-starring roles in standard studio films such as Under Siege 2 and G.I. Jane. His major break into the main stream was with his role as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding in The Best Man. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Most recently, Chestnut revived his previous role with the follow up film The Best Man Holiday, which once again received great acclaim and numbers in the box office. Born and raised in California, Morris Chestnut claims that the Philadelphia Eagles are among his favorite sports teams. And ladies, you may not have to wait to long to see him on the big screen, because rumors are swirling about another Best Man film maybe in the works.
The Kid meeting her grandpa for the first time, 2010
Not many kids have both parents but if you do, it's definitely a blessing, especially for a little girl. I was raised by my dad and even though I had a step-mom, I was definitely a daddy's girl, even though I fought that title when someone else said it to me. But I'm thankfully in relationship where my daughter has her daddy around and she is definitely a daddy's girl. I tell people she is mommy's baby and daddy's girl.
The Kid is always attached to me. I like to call her my road partner because my husband travels for work and the Kid and I do everything together to keep busy. And although it can be hell to deal with her by myself, I'm happy to have a partner to help me deal with her. And a special shouts to all of the single mothers who do it! I will be honest though, whenever my husband comes home from his work, the Kid switches modes very quickly. She goes into "daddy mode." And when this happens, I throw my hands up and give up.
So what's daddy mode? Let's just say the Kid doesn't want to have any parts of mommy. If it's bath time, she will tell me straight up, "I don't want you, I want daddy." If I'm fixing her food, "I don't want you, I want daddy." It's bedtime and I try to put her in bed, "I don't want you, I want daddy." Even when she is crying about something he told her to or not to do, if I come in trying to help or save her, she looks at me and yells, "I don't want you, I want daddy!" Now you get it. Do I ever feel bad because I've been with her for the past two or three weeks by myself? I do, but you know what, I get a break! Breaks are needed with this toddler!
I will say when she gets into daddy mode, I sit back and smile because I see how he is with her and how crazy they are together. I wish many could experience that but I know we all have our circumstances. I'm happy she's a daddy's girl, I just feel bad for any boys who will come into her life later in her teen years!