Originally Posted by junipermuse
My understanding was that the object was something she was particularly attached to on that given day but was not her long time "attachment object" I personally feel there is a big difference.
It's very special to her. I don't think she has a long-term "attachment object", unless you count me
. We've done our best to reduce materialism in her life (we have no tv, we don't go to malls, we never bought toys until recently because we had access to a toy lending library, we don't even own a car). But I guess she does care very deeply about a few material objects in her life, despite our efforts to avoid that.
I haven't said what it is, because it's just sounds so unbelievably ridiculous. But, maybe you all could use a laugh. We moved to the U.S. from Europe about 4 months ago, and her favorite trip while we lived there was to the south of France. We arrived in the evening on a Saturday and absolutely EVERYTHING was closed that night and all day Sunday. We had nowhere to eat, and so we ended up at McDonald's, hanging out with the teenagers in the middle of nowhere in Provence. My DD got a happy meal, and it came with this little surfboard that speaks French...with a surfer accent.
That's right. This was over a French-speaking surfboard.
A french-speaking surfboard that reminds her of travels in her real home, one that has been a running joke with our family, and one that seemed to terrify her when she saw this little boy with it (probably given the history between them, to some extent).