A child’s attachment to comfort objects such as soothers, stuffies and blankies is normal and healthy. I find it interesting how some children choose soothers, while others prefer other comfort objects and some have a combination of items that bring them a sense of security. In our family, Andrew hung on to a soother for quite a long time and eventually would roll it around in his mouth like a cigar and hum. Matt didn’t care so much for soothers but preferred a blanket. I remember at 5 ish having a cotton ball attached to a clothes peg which I called my fluffy. I would keep my fluffy in my pocket and when needed comfort I would tickle my face.
Several years ago, while living on Bear Mountain, a young couple from Denmark moved next door. We became friends and an adoptive auntie and uncle to Anne Sofie and Michael and their little girl Molly. For over a year, we had the fun of babysitting and watching Molly develop. Eventually, their adorable wee Mason came along. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter they moved back to Europe.