~my thoughts about life~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


This is Baby Girl's most prized possession.  It's gross.  She can't sleep without it.  Months ago, she chewed off the hands.  Now the feet are following.  When she chews it, she makes a moaning noise that almost sounds like she's in pain.  (Maybe it's really the doll moaning???)  My father is appalled by its appearance.  He has threatened to throw it away.  "Are you going to come over and comfort her late at night when she's crying for it to go to sleep?" I ask.  As disgusting as it is, I really don't want to take it away from her.  But I will not let her take it out in public.

Part of me wonders if I took away the pacifier too young.  Would have she gone through this cannibalism stage if she still had a pacifier to suck on?  I found a binky in a cupboard and really considered giving it back.  But do I want to go through that horrible process again of taking it from her?  Absolutely not!

Let's hope Mrs. Dahmer didn't go through something like this with her young son, Jeffy.  Oh well, she probably thought, he'll grow out of it soon enough!


Mimsie said...

Maybe you can sneak it away from her eventually and save it for an opportune time, say, when she brings home her first boyfriend!

Cupcake Mama said...

omg, that is crazy! My little one is really attached to her 5 loveys as I bought back ups and now she insists on using all of them at the same time and I worry about their future.

clare suzanne said...

I had a rag doll when I was younger that I took with me everywhere. I, of course didn't chew her limbs off because she was cloth, but I eventually grew out of her. I kept her for a long time afterwards in my closet. I finally took her to a goodwill a couple years ago. So, there is still hope for your baby girl ;)