Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I have to put your hair in my ear!

For those of you who don't see me with my family on a very regular basis, that sentence is one that may sound completely crazy - but at the Rude household, it's an everyday phrase. I hear it from my three-year-old. When he wants to cuddle and rest, he also wants to put my hair in his ear. It may be a comfort thing ...

... or it might just be a really great way to pass the time - I really don't know! Sometimes I can convince him to use something else to put in his ear - the fringe of my scarf or his fuzzy blanket - just to keep going during the day (let's face it, with a family of six, there's a lot to be done!). But by the end of the day I hear it again, "I want to put your hair in my ear!"

What can I say? I love the boy and thus we snuggle up and one of his thumbs goes into his mouth and my hair goes into his ear. It's an odd way to bond, but in the Rude home it's a very regular occurrance :)

My dear, sweet Colin .. how I love you!!

7 comments:

  1. What a cutie. Both of you. :) We need to chat soon!

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  2. That is SO sweet! Also I got your email so I will reply soon. It's been a crazy week!

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  3. Just curious. It is now a few years later. How long did it take Colin to let go of his habit?

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    1. Honestly, I really don't know! I don't think it was very long that he did it - maybe just a few months. I think what made him stop was when he put something in his ear (thinking it will be soft) and instead got it stuck there! I was able to get it out easily for him, but I think it scared him enough that he stopped putting things in his ears. The actual timeline of it, though, I'm really not certain. Sorry I'm not able to help with a better answer!

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    2. I been doing that since as long as I can remember its a ocd problem actually it will never go away I think if she let him grow his hair long he won't need her anymore

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  4. My son always feels my face as a comfort thing...but as far as putting your hair in his ear I have a confession. I have put my own hair in my ear for as long as I can remember. Now, being a girl, my hair was allowed to get long enough for me to put it in my own ear, so being a boy he probably just uses yours since his hair is short. And it is a comfort thing, it feels a litte scratchy/ticklish and I do it all the time. I have looked it up online and it seems lots of folks do it. I also just recently found out that my aunt has done this for years and years and I had no clue! :o)

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  5. Let him grow his hair so he won't have to use yours anymore I have the same problem and I am a adult that still sticks her hair in the ears its soothing and its hard to explain just that its like ocd it don't go away I will stop for a while but it always comes back

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