She’s a bit quirky though and naturally, we had all assumed she got that from me.
Currently Scarlette refuses to wears shoes that do not have bows or flowers on them. It doesn’t matter if I put boots on the child, she will determinedly find a way to take them off. Shoes that have bows or flowers on them though? She is enamored with them and will randomly stop whatever she is doing to lift her feet up and stroke them admiringly. Sometimes she will get the other pairs of shoes with flowers on them out of her closet and lovingly carry them around the house. I have no idea why we bother buying the child toys.
She has a pair of silver slippers with bows on the toes and when I took them off for naptime she started crying. I had no idea what her problem was until she took them back from me and held tightly them to her. She ended up sleeping with them because I see no harm in that. Honestly, I might sleep with my silver sequined Kate Spade ballet flats if Jeff would allow it. I mean, they sparkle AND they were a really good deal. You can see how we thought this quirkiness originated with me, right? We all just thought maybe she was slightly neurotic.
At her recent doctor visit we were discussing her oral aversion issues, more specifically on her refusal to eat anything of texture. And by “refusal” I mean “makes herself throw up anything that isn’t pureed.” It’s not at all frustrating.
I mentioned how particular she seems to be: she does not want to wear denim unless it is lined or there is something under it. She wants me to put a hat on her every day. She has declared war on anything made of sweater material. And I brought up her shoe obsession.
Her doctor thinks she has a texture aversion in general and asked if I or my husband did.
And that’s when I was like “It’s not me! IT’S NOT ME!” Because Jeff? That’s totally him.
I put a denim dress on her this week and I was telling him that I had to take it back off, put shorts + a onesie on her, and then put the dress over that in order for her to be comfortable wearing it. And he said “Of course you did. Who wants to feel just plain denim touching their skin? That’s awful.”
And if you know my husband in real life, you’re probably thinking to yourself “Oh, so THAT’S why I see Jeff wearing Adidas track pants ninety seven percent of the time…”