Sep 23, 2010

Addicted much?

It's no surprise that my family loves Carmex lip balm. It is a must have for us and we don't go a day without it. Now William on the other hand has a fascination, perhaps obsession with Carmex...stick, tube, strawberry, cherry, original...he has no preference. He does not actually use the stuff, he just likes to hold on to it. If any of us have one in our posession and he sees it he will yell out "carwex!" and we prepare to say good-bye to it. He will seek out his Carmex all over the house. Yesterday I caught him with 4, yes FOUR of them at one time. I am not making this up. I had to grab him to snap a photo.
He has even fallen asleep clutching a Carmex in his hand. I really don't know what it is but I won't complain. It is like a compact little soothing device for him. The parents from Brie's volleyball team are always so amazed at how calm Will is when Carmex is in his hand. They said they need to go try it out with their little ones! I am sure they also think the Ismails are a bit crazy, haha! Hey, it beats having a 2 year old sucking on a pacifier or carrying around a blanket all day.

Y'all better not be making fun of his big head!! haha :)

Question: Does your child have a fascination for something unusual?
Shelly, Mom Files

7 comments:

  1. Love it! For the longest time, Marty carried a yellow Matchbox firetruck everywhere. I lived in dread of the day it got lost (thank God it never did).

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  2. Oh my gosh, that is so funny and unique and cute, all at the same time. I agree, at least it's a HEALTHY obsession - it beats the paci or sucking his thumb! And also great that you all know what works to calm him, lol.

    Chase is super attached to his blanket (which, for some reason, he calls "goo"). When we're at home he always has to have his goo nearby, or at least within eyeshot. lol. I guess the whole blanket thing isn't so unusual for a toddler, but the name he's given it is hysterical. He knows how to say "blanket" (when prompting) but insists on calling it that instead. *smh*

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  3. Way better than sucking his thumb! I love it :)

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  4. hahahaha.

    Okay, now I see exactly what you were stating in the initial blog post.

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  5. And William is cute too. My kitten steals my tube of carmex if I leave it on the table and she puts it in her bed she loves the smell. When I put it on she loves to snuggle.

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  6. What a cutie!

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