Many of you know about Aiden's obsession with my hair. It's like his security blanket. If he's near me, he has to be holding it. If he's drinking out of his sippy cup, he has to have his cup in one hand and mommy hair in the other. In some ways it's sweet and endearing and I like that I can be a source of comfort for him. But in a lot of ways, it annoys the hell out of me!! Oftentimes, he messes the heck out of it, other times it gets pulled a little too hard. He's like a drug addict if he can't get enough of it and when I tuck him in at naptimes and bedtimes he has to fondle it with both hands and get his "fix". I'm trying to gently break him of it because I'm so over it. But this won't be easy. Today at naptime, we were reading our books and he kept asking for my hair. I'd reply "No thank you" and release his hand from my hair. He was getting a little frustrated but said ok and settled back in my lap to read. He then tried sneaking the hand up one more time and once again I asked him nicely to leave my hair alone. In desperation he says "but mommy, I looove your hair". I told him I understood but it was getting annoying to me and I really didn't want him holding it. He gets the cutest look on his face and says "I want to hold mommy hair ALL the time" The way he said it was too cute for words and I just laughed and laughed. He got a big grin on his face and asked "Mommy, what's funny?" I just hugged him tight. He hugged me back and said "I love you mommy". I was THIS close to giving him my hair back!