My daughters have always had some type of a security item when they were babies. Something to help them through times of need. For my two older daughters This special item was a blanket crocheted with love by there grandma in a cute heart pattern. They each have there own and were quite attached to them. I remember countless episodes with my now 7 year old where her blanket (Eh ee oh ) to her was lost or left at a store. We would have to immediately go back till we found it. Even a trip in the washing machine was too long to bear to be with out this priceless item.
My one year old has been quite different. No Binky, thumb, Or blanket would soothe her. but a quick tug to my hair always did the trick. When this was first going on when she was quite small. it was adorable. I was honored that she had chosen me to be her comfort item and the light grasp she would have on my hair didn’t even faze me. it soothed her to sleep and calmed down her tears that was all that mattered to me.
Fast forward to now. She is 15 months old and pulling my hair with the same strength that a monster truck pulls a trailer. She now wraps my long hair around her little hand many times and proceeds to yank it so hard I almost have to do a double take to see if I have any left. I know she is not trying to hurt me, It is something she has done her whole life. She is just getting so strong that I really have contemplated shaving my head so it stops! (OK so not really, this could be an exaggeration but still!)
I know this will eventually be a memory and it just illustrates how different all three of my girls are. They are complete individuals and I would not have it any other way (but hopefully the hair pulling stops soon!)
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