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Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Most of my friends know that I'm a pack rat to the nth degree. I really have gotten better now that I have to move all my stuff frequently. So it should be of no surprise to you that I can't make myself throw away Bailey's unused pacis! His new year's resolution was to be paci free. Much to my delight, he's been perfectly fine without the paci. He asked for it the first couple of nights, but never put up too much of a fight when we never gave it to him. I have seen him sucking on other things like a sponge or pillow. I put the pacis away in a cabinet and even though he's been paci free for almost 2 weeks now, I haven't had the wherewithal to actually place them in the garbage! Those little blue and red round pacis have been a part of our lives for so long that it's hard for me to let them go. I know it sounds so silly and maybe throwing them away is the admission that my baby boy is no longer a baby and that he's growing up and I'm not ready to make that admission? I'm not sure what my issue is!

I read my friend, Emily's, post about her kids' Webkinz problem and it made me begin to think about the way I almost become more attached to my kids' things than they do. On several occasions we've thought Snoopy was gone for good, but he's always made his way back home. I can't tell you how many times I've almost cried over Snoopy!

Is it just me or are there other mothers out there who become as attached or more attached to their children's lovies or comfort items as their kids do? Share with us!

3 comments:

Jen Dub-ya said...

Friend visiting with black trash bags...that's all I'm gonna say...and what can I say, I'm heartless, I keep the fond memory in my heart not in my closets...=) love you, though, and I'm glad that God makes us all different and that I don't have to share closet space with you.

Grammy said...

Todd is 36 and I still have his Henry dog in my closet. We even had to make a trip to a friend's house in the middle of the night to get Henry once when Todd woke up and couldn't find him. Henry was a Christmas gift when Todd was almost one year old.

Jody and Emily Jennings said...

Ha. So true.

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