Okay — I know we shouldn’t compare children. Each one is a unique creation; there is no “normal”; yada, yada…
But seriously — I could use a “yard stick” here.
Not that I am going to rush him off to therapy – but it is interesting to hear if other children have such quirky habits. And besides – what good is a blog if we don’t laugh a bit!
So the latest tid bits from Jackson’s list of quirky habits:
(I think that sounds nicer than OCD tendencies.)
- Terrified that the shrinking soap bar will go down the drain. Once the bar of soap reaches a certain size, Jackson panics and insists that the soap remains safely outside of the shower.
- Refuses to have windows rolled down in the car. Apparently he is terrified items in the car will blow out. I think I remember a piece of paper flying around before. I don’t think it ever went out the window or anything. But for the last year, Jackson has absolutely insisted that the windows are rolled up. Thank goodness for air conditioning. If we do open them, he screams, (and my son has the highest pitched, most ridiculous, ear piercing scream you have ever heard!) “Something is going to fly away!” and panics until we close them.
Now when I say panic — I don’t mean I had to get a paper bag or a bottle of Ativan. But there is shrieking, crying or terror involved. It can get quite inconvenient! (He is nearing five and these little inconveniences do not seem to be fading too quickly!)
So what unusual thing is your child afraid of?