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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Toddlers and nesting instincts

Jelly bean is going through an interesting phase right now. She has decided that after I give her a kiss and hug goodnight, when I am clearly out-of-sight, she gets out of bed and starts gathering things...things like shoes, diapers, baby doll blankets, books and stuffed animals...what ever she can lift, and places it into bed - under the covers. The one morning Hubby noticed she had her shoes on when she jumped out of bed.

Not only is this strange, but a safety issue...and to be honest I am a little worried about her "nesting" habits. Hubby thinks she is using her imagination. I am worried that there are too many things in her bed. So, I went into her room and took all the little stuff out.

I asked her, "Why did you put all this stuff in your bed?"
"This stuff?"
"It was cold."

Makes perfect sense to her.

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Sheri said...

I never would have guessed it was because she was cold. lol
That is too cute.

InTheFastLane said...

Toddlers crack me up. There logic is undefinable.

Shawn said...

More proof that you're doing your job even when you're not around ... teaching compassion for the cold objects in her room. LOL

House Frau said...

My 3 year old son does something similar. Instead of sleeping with one of his stuffed animals he will bring a truck to bed or a plastic dinosaur that he puts under the covers. I also found that one morning he had slept the whole night in his batman slippers with plastic soles. Daddy let that one happen but I have nipped that one in the bud. Not like it hurts him, but I think sweaty feet are uncomfortable...

Bastet said...

inthefastlane - they do come up with the funniest things!

Shawn - Yes, she is full of compassion, she even pats her babies to sleep.

house frau - You'll have to enlighten me on how you stopped it...we can compare notes! ;)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Too cute!