Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blankies, tiaras and Dudes

My daughter can be very peculiar. Her big thing right now is her blankies. She loves to smell them and she wants other people to smell them too. At night, she sticks her blankies through the slats in her crib and wants me to smell her blankie and then pass it back through the slats. The other interesting thing that she is doing is wearing her birthday tiara everywhere. And everybody, well family memeber that is, has to wear one too. She wears them to the doctor, to go out to eat, everywhere. I guess she truly is an empress.

The one thing she is doing that concerns me is that she goes upto strange men. We were at Ihop on Friday and the busguy gave her her blankie that was on her chair. She looked at him and then stuck her arms up for him to pick her up. I was getting our stuff together and my hands were full before I could stop it. He actually picked her up. I'm worried about this behavior. I have noticed that it's only with men, not women. She's done it before but didn't ask them to pick her up. She just went up to a table full of young guys and gave them high fives. That time it didn't occur to me as a bad thing but not I'm concerned. Is it because she doesn't have a dad, only a grandfather? Or is it because she's not familiar with men in general. I just worry that it could lead to something bad.


Tracey said...

Just stumbled across your blog. I'm a single mom to a 3 1/2-year-old who I adopted from China last April. Our blog is:
So nice to find fellow single parents who have adopted. Also, my daughter did the stranger thing, and would walk up to men (also women sometimes) and just grab their legs and reach up to them. It's decreased over time, and as she has begun to understand my language and responses better. I think it's important to stop it when you can and explain stranger danger. I think my daughter is beginning to recognize that some adults are consistent figures in her life, and others are "new." Good luck, and I hope to follow your adventures. Congrat's!