Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hair Obsession

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!

6 comments:

Dianna said...

You need to find that boy a Prairie Dawn doll!

Aunt Cindy said...

That is funny Dianna...My nephew Garrett had the same 'addiction' as a child and his mom bought him all kinds of dolls with hair. He would wrap his finger around and around and around to the roots and was actually giving his mom bald spots...he also wound up with a bunch of bald baby dolls. too.

Cute story Kel.

Amy said...

that is just too cute...and btw I'm ok with you not being all that big on the Crackalattes..LOL..I like the pumpkin spice too

Angel Gurl said...

awwww that was cute.....you showed great strength in holding back the hair from him. I imagine this would be a great story to share when he turns 21.

Abbie said...

That is the cutest thing. Annoying, I'm sure, but pretty cute :)

Christi Snow said...

oh no! Kat loves to snuggle in my hair...I guess I better stop that now before it gets too late...*eek*

I absolutely LOVE the photos of the three of them sleeping. They look so sweet and angelic. :)
smiles!