Children go through all kinds of attachments as they grow up. We parents make most of the decisions regarding whether these attachments are okay, normal, weird, cute, funny, disgusting, or otherwise. For the most part, as long as our children aren’t in danger, we let it go or even encourage. After all, if it makes them happy…
As babies they might be hooked on the pacifier. As they grow a little older, a special stuffed animal or a blanket might seem like an extra appendage. Of course, some kids suck their thumbs.
Older still, and a child might carry around a doll, a car, or another sort of special toy. As attachments turn into habits, he might enjoy drinking out of a certain cup or seem attached to the blue footie pajamas, or he might like a certain story right before bedtime, every single stinkin’ night.
And then there are the attachments that are just plain funny. For example, you might have a kid who goes through a two-to-three month stage that involves wearing swim goggles during every waking moment, along with stickers on his forehead, hands, arms, clothing, and–occasionally–cheeks.
You don’t have a kid like that? Hmm.
NOT taken with my trusty Olympus, BTW.
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