My son’s best friend

April 23rd, 2008

My son has a new best friend that he loves and adores and wants to take everywhere.

But it’s not the kind of thing children his age usually get attached to…..

It’s not a stuffed animal.

Or a blanket.

Or even my upper arm.

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It’s his toothpaste.

Call me crazy, but I honestly didn’t see this one coming!

It happened one fateful morning last week.

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He fell in love with his tube of toothpaste and hasn’t let go of it since!

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He carries it with him no matter where he goes.

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All through the house.

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And back again!

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So this is what we see every time we turn around.

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And we think it’s so adorable!

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We call it his magic feather.

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Because whenever he has it,

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He seems to have more confidence in his walking.

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Not to mention it totally cracks us up!

So we let him take it to church. And Costco. And the backyard.

But when he wants to sleep with it, we have to say, “No.”

It makes him sad, but we shake our heads and say, “Sorry, Bubbers, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”

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But we do let him have it while he eats.

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Because even when Charming tries to get it, Bubbers won’t let him!

[Photographer’s Note: As you may have noticed, dear Bubbers is sporting his first facial wound from his newfound mobility. The poor tyke took a spill last week trying to chase a little boy through a store and face-planted into the bottom shelf of a display. It broke all our hearts, but we’re happy to report he’s healing quite well.]

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4 Comments

tearese | 4/23/2008 2:45 pm

Maybe the tube feels like someones finger, you know like he might hold on to if he was just learning to walk.
Joshua’s favorite thing to play with is a tube of toothpaste when I’m doing my hair, its the only think that keeps him happy.

 
Ailene Hert | 4/23/2008 3:28 pm

Toothpaste!?!?! Silly Bubbers. :)

 
Julie | 4/23/2008 5:52 pm

In having my own son walking, I am so used to facial wounds, I really didn’t even notice until you pointed it out. The toothpaste is funny.

 
alycia | 4/23/2008 8:34 pm

Yay for the toothpaste! I love the faces he makes, so cute. :)

 

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