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Jun 6, 2010

This has never happened before

The strangest thing happened this morning. Brie was coming up the stairs and she has just gotten out of the shower so her wet hair was pulled back in a ponytail. She was coming to have me blow dry her hair and straighten it with the flat iron. Now Brie is William's absolute most favorite person that walks the earth. When he saw her he hid behind me in fear. He saw her and he started crying as if she was a stranger invading his home. I only see him react this way in front of people he does not know. How could this be?? For about 20 minutes he would not go near her and showed fear towards her. Brie sat in a chair in front of me so I could get started in blow drying her hair and half way through he recognized his sister again. He went on to being his usual rambunctious self and was handing over books for Brie to read to him. Once her hair was completely done he was laying all over her and climbing on her like normal. This was some very unusual behavior and we are thinking it might be because for the last week the girls have had friends over each day. There was a new person to meet daily. Perhaps he thought Brie was a new person! Have you ever encountered anything like this with your child??
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. My mom had this happen with me when I was little. She had on a black wig (instead of her usual long blonde hair) and I totally freaked out. The look and the voice didn't match and I was totally wigged out.

  2. The twins are like this. If my eldest son has friends over they tend to become confused as to who is their actual brother. Even after they leave they look at him with a *side eye* I think it's so funny.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. It's happened to me with Ashleigh. I usually pull my hair back in a bun to reduce the hair pulling. I decided to wear my hair down and went in to get her from her nap. When she saw me her eyes opened so wide and she moved back to a corner in her crib. I immediately knew what got her but you should have seen the look on her face. She was scared and didn't recognize me. It wasn't until I started talking to her than she hesitantly walked towards me so that I could get her.

  4. This hasn't happened with Chase (yet). How interesting!!! But based on the other comments it seems that its not so unusual for toddlers.


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