Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I am a blankie/soothie

Whatever you call it, This is from MG's blog, which has made me realise that I am actually a comfort toy to my daughter. Alysha can't slep without pulling my hair to sooth her to sleep. Well, when my mom, maid or hubby put her to sleep, she pulls theirs. SHE JUST NEEDS TO PULL HAIR TO SLEEP. Its terrible. its my doing of course, when she was younger and she used to feed from my breast she used to lovingly tug onto my hair. I found it sweet and it was like a bonding thing. But now that there is no more McB's, the hair is the only thing that puts her to sleep.

It can get so painful for me sometimes and I just pull away when it does, then she pleads saying she will not pull but just hold it and roll in between her fingers. Can you imagine that? Even if I try not to give in, before I know it eventually either when I am already asleep or almost falling asleep she is right there again, at my hair, tugging and pulling.

I have tried everything as a replacement, her fav soft toy, blankie, bolster but notthing works. Now I am wondering what am I to do? How do I stop this? Will she ever outgrow this ? Cant imagine a 7 year old kid having to pull her mama's hair to sleep. Oh God!

5 Comments:

At 12:01 PM, Blogger mjey said...

Oh Boy! This is still going on ah...well better think fast before all your hair drops...hee hee maybe get a real short haircut! Bald maybe? or maybe..get her a doll that has something looking like real hair...

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger minimum said...

if you sleep with her, then you are her comfort toy, bald or not... unless you want to be bold and just pull yourself away. let her cry a couple of night, she will grow out of it and reach a new level of maturity... this sounds crule and cannot be tried unless you are ready (not about her)... otherwise, will just be torturing her emotions...

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger minimum said...

if you sleep with her, then you are her comfort toy, bald or not... unless you want to be bold and just pull yourself away. let her cry a couple of night, she will grow out of it and reach a new level of maturity... this sounds crule and cannot be tried unless you are ready (not about her)... otherwise, will just be torturing her emotions...

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Shamira said...

Oh Min,

cant imagine putting her through the torture. Have a really soft heart there!

The last time she said "mama, when I sleep I will pull papa's hair, ok" when I asked why "You only say, your hair is painful..." To me thats like "Aaawww, poor baby"

 
At 2:37 AM, Blogger SiaoChaBoa said...

I tell Min.. the same thing too.. hahha!! i'm a pansy.. when it comes to my baby crying.. hahha!!

 

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