Friday, August 22, 2008
The Obsession Reaches a New Low
Maggie is still obsessed with shoes. Not only does she bring me shoes from my closet all day to try on, but she takes her own shoes on and off at least 763 times per day. When cousin Clara comes to visit the first thing the girls do is trade shoes. Too bad Maggie has fat Barney Rubble feet and sometimes takes 5 minutes to squeeze her feet into Clara's boots. The other day a neighbor girl came over with her parents and Maggie couldn't understand why the girl wouldn't want to trade shoes with her. Isn't that what everybody does when they play with friends?
But last night the shoe obsession reached a new high, or maybe low (depending on how you look at it). At about 2 am Maggie started crying in her room. I thought I'd let her cry it out but after a few minutes she got louder and started calling "Mom! Mom!" I went in to make sure she was okay and she wanted me to hold her. I got her and then she said that she wanted to go into my room to watch a movie. I told her no. So then she looked over at her dresser and said "Shoes!" I handed her sandals to her and she laid back in her crib and cuddled her shoes to her face and went back to sleep. I chose not to think of the germs. Most kids have a blanky or a teddy bear to sooth them to sleep at night. My kid has shoes.