I'm proud to say dear, sweet K has reached another milestone over the weekend. We really are so proud of her!
She's fearful of the drains...bathtub drains, bathroom and kitchen sink drains, and even the toilet. Aww, isn't that just so wonderful!
This fear has reached epidemic proportions in the house. It's consuming her innocent little mind, and, as sad as it is, I can't help laughing.
See, she's not worried that she might actually get sucked down the drain. No, she's too smart for that. She's all hung up on hair. Yes, you read that right, hair. She's freaked out about the hair on her head falling out and getting sucked down the drain or flushed down the toilet. And not just her hair, she's looking out for my hair as well.
It all started Friday night.
"Mama! Mama! Get it out quick! Hurry Mama! A hair in the potty, in my pee!"
I attempted to explain to her that hair falls out all the time, no big deal. She clearly was not buying my crazy talk.
"Mama NO! Don't flush it down! Get it! GET IT MAMA!"
Now, she's thinking entirely too hard about the probability of more hair going down the drain if she takes a bath or a shower. She's convinced herself that if she just poops in the big potty and pees in the kid potty, she will save more of her hair from its untimely fate.
I've been fielding questions left and right about what can fit down the drain and where everything goes.
"So the bath water goes to the bay? Like with the fish, but not the sharks? Right Mama? The drain doesn't go to the sharks?"
I can see her little mind picturing the scariest scene ever, vicious man eating sharks swimming around in a full head of her hair.
My husband, trying to help matters or get her to shut up, told her that he could see new hair growing in the holes the old hair fell out of. So to add to the all consuming nature of the original fear, now she thinks she has super hair. She walks around, periodically flipping her head upside down.
"Can you see it growing, Mama?"
I've decided to wait this phase out. There's no reasoning with someone who wants to gather her fallen hair into a pile to save.