Say hello to our T’s adopted children.
T has never played much with stuffed animals when he was younger. But at age 6, they join him everywhere.
He started taking his kids to the car to sit with him for the drive to and from school (when they were open!), to sleep with him, and to join him when he’s brushing his teeth.
During virtual schooling, we have an army of stuffies sitting around the tablet and he’d often bring some of them right up to the camera.
I now have to floss Moo Moo and Crab (it’s really a lobster) before I can floss T in the mornings. As I brush Moo Moo’s teeth on some mornings, I think to myself this is what my life has come to. 😂
All jokes aside, it is quite a cute phase to experience as I know I will miss this when T is older. And I quite enjoy being their Grandad!
Every night before bedtime, T needs to have all of his stuffies with him in bed and the hubby and I have to hug and kiss each one of them as part of bedtime routine.
You may also have seen our recent puppet show productions! Below is a never before seen clip we did for Easter a few weeks ago!
A few weeks ago, as I laid next to T before bedtime, I overheard Moo Moo and one of his other stuffies, Patchy Patch, have an argument.
It turns out Moo Moo was angry at him. But they were talking it out and resolving the conflict with T’s help.
I shared this with T’s behaviour therapist and she said these toys could be a great outlet to help T process and learn about relationships.
I will say that it does make me sad – and pause to take deep breaths sometimes – when I’m having a busy day at work and I see T playing by himself with his stuffies.
I know it’s healthy play but it makes me sad and mad that schools are closed and T is missing valuable interactions with other children at such a critical point in his development.
But I know this is not final and it will pass.
So in the meantime, Moo Moo, Crab and friends will provide wonderful companionship and even some life lessons for our endlessly restless and lovable little pest.