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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

My Son, the Fetishist

My son has a fetish. It's a really odd one and I do hold on to hope that someday he will outgrow it or at least move it on to someone other than myself.

My soon to be 5 year old loves to play with my belly. He rubs it to calm himself down. He prefers to have "hand to belly contact" when he tries to fall asleep. One night I flipped over onto my stomach while he was sleeping next to me and he said (while sleepingish) "NO. BELLY!" I thought my husband was going to wet the bed.

My son says he likes it because it's "floppily". I try to tell myself that he likes it because he has a feeling of connection due to having lived in there for 9 mos. Really though I think he's right. It is "floppily".

At least he doesn't suck his thumb or smoke crack. Those are some hard habits to kick.

22 Comments:

  • At May 2, 2007 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Marni said...

    Bless his heart!

    thank you for dropping by... I've been perusing your blog and it looks like we are destined to be friends... I mean kids, Heroes, American Idol... we have SO much to talk about!

    Come back anytime. I'm adding you to my daily reads... Hope you don't mind. :)

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Marni said...

    Survivor, too! OMG! You are the bomb!

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Lyvvie said...

    That's awful sweet. I get jealous of the moms who's kids wind their hands into their mom's hair and play with it. My kids just fight for the squishie-boobie pillow. Which hurts when it comes to the elbows and knees as the fighting gets rough.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous Lorrie said...

    I'm sure by the time he's 18 he'll have transfered his belly fettish to some lucky girl.

    As fettishes go at least it's legal.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Hammer said...

    My kids like to put their fingers in my ears. They think it's funny I guess because it's kind of annoying ;)

    Floppily hehehe that's funny.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Oh great One said...

    Ha! That's funny!

    My daughter used to softly pinch the skin under my chin. If I wasn't available she'd do that to her own skin.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Moosekahl said...

    Oh my! Kids are just too honest. Thanks for stopping by.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 4:03 PM , Blogger broadwaybabe said...

    omg soo cute

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Mz Jackson said...

    Oh, I have one of those floppily bellies too. I lovingly call it my baby belly and hope to offer it up on the altar of plastic surgery someday...
    Oh, by the way, you've been tagged for the 10 Things You don't know About Me meme! Have fun!

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Sandi said...

    I had a friend whose son used to pull the collar of her blouse down and lay his little head on the top of her chest and neck.. it was sweet. :)

    Oh lordy.. my belly is floppily too.. but no one evah sees it..let alone touches it! LOL

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Beakerz said...

    no worries. i'll be right back. don't give up on me just yet

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Chick said...

    You'll miss it when he stops doing it.

     
  • At May 2, 2007 at 11:43 PM , Anonymous Julie said...

    I swear I commented on this earlier. And don't comment on the time either. Yes, I'm a douchebag.

    I remember seeing "belly" in action. I thought it was sweet. I was hella glad that it was your kid and not mine, because I can't stand my jiggle being played with. But then again, we've already come to the conclusion that you are a much better mother than I am.

    Did I mention I'm not even a little sad about signing youngest spawn up for Kindy tomorrow? (actually it's today, because I can't seem to make myself go to bed!!)

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 2:13 AM , Blogger Jay said...

    That's really sweet. And unlike thumb-sucking, it won't cost you big time orthodontics bills later on!

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 6:13 AM , Blogger ジェネヴィーヴ said...

    Hahahaha. When I was about that age, I was insanely fascinated with my mother's boobs. I used to poke them all the time. She would get so creeped out/ annoyed with me. I outgrew that within about a year, I believe.

    My little brother, on the other hand, had this thing where he would pull of pieces of his diaper and rub them under his nose and above his upper lip whilst sucking his thumb. After being potty trained, he would pull of pieces of plasic bags and store them under his pillow. My mom gave me the lovely task of surreptiously collecting them. Sometimes he would catch me in the act and scream, "MY DIAPERS!!!! NOOOO!!!
    He's now nearly 16 and to this day I occasionally find pieces of plasic bags in his room when I go visit.

    -shrugs-

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 6:56 AM , Blogger Blazngfyre said...

    My 2 year old has a fascination with bellies too. Not just mine ... EVERYONES! lol
    He especially likes Daddy's belly cuz it's round-er and more "floppily" than mine! lol


    *so glad MY kid isn't the only freak out there!

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM , Blogger some girl said...

    That is so cute! Today, I heard someone say that their 4 year old has to fall alseep with his hand in his Mom's shirt. Not trying to get to the boob, just sorta tucked up in there. :)

    I wish my kids were still little!

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Chris said...

    Well, my daughter is obsessed with my knees, so I know where you're coming from.

     
  • At May 3, 2007 at 10:50 AM , Blogger sourpatchbaby said...

    Well, The Kid went through a phase that all he wanted to do was poke people's belly buttons. Like, random people at the store. Tell you one thing, it's very creepy when a toddler walks up to you and starts lifting up your shirt....

     
  • At May 5, 2007 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Canadian flake said...

    ok I have to admit that some of these comments have made me laugh so hard, my hubby brought me a drink because he was worried I would choke..lol. And trust me, when your kids are teenagers and barely wanna be seen in public with you...you will miss the "belly times"..lmao.

     
  • At May 5, 2007 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Morality Loophole said...

    I guess that's better as a fetish than pooping in the yard.

    ML

     
  • At November 16, 2007 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Julieta said...

    Oh wow thank you for this post. My son, who is three, is obsessed with rubbing the noses of people he likes. It calms him or something. When he wakes up, or if he's tired... if he's upset... if he missed you... if he's just really happy... he rubs your nose. I was beginning to think he was showing signs of OCD! LOL

     

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