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I don't know wheter it is an obsession, I suppose its the same as having a favourite blanket or something.

Anyway, my 2 yeear old DD is obsessed with spoons, particularly tea spoons. She carries them everywhere she goes and if she loses them, then she cries.

Is this normal? My first DD never did this.

When DD2 finds a spoon after it has been lost for some 5 mins, she lovingly picks it up, cradles it to her face and says 'Spooooooooooooon'.

What is it about spoons? Whay can't she have a favourite teddy or something?

I have to laugh but it does get irritating because the spoons get placed everywhere from the rat cage to down behind the sofa, to those unreachable places within the sofa, as a result, we are running out of spoons. Aaaaaaaaargh.
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How funny! My ds is obsessed with matchbox cars and shake cars. He takes a shake car to bed every night, and most of the time the thing starts "vroooom"ing when he rolls over! All 3 of my kids are attached to something. It's pretty normal - you'll just have lots of funny stories to tell her when she gets older!

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For the past 40 mins or so as I type, my kid has been rolling his little train along the little half-peiced-together track, doing the same monotone shortened: "whah. whah-whah. whah. whah-whah." 's (which I guess is supposed to be, in some way, the sound of the train whistle? )

I've been trying FOR MONTHS to get him interested in other toys besides race cars/monster trucks, and trains. He has a mild interest in balls, moderately in bubbles, but that's it. He took his train to bed with him last night. He alternates from his train for about a week, back to his racecar for about a week.

But yes, it's a definite obsession.
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They are funny critters.

I just have to add, DD also likes to take her spoons to bed, which is all well and good, but we co sleep and the number of times I have woken up with a stuck to my face is ridiculous.

She forgot to take her spoon to bed the other night and woke up really upset because she didn't have it.

Also, for some reason, my girls have become obsessed with spiders, its driving me around the bed. DD2 also woke up the other night, absolutely hysterical about there being spider webs in the bed. We have spiders webs and spiders in the bathroom and both girls peer into all the gaps making sure there aren't any too close to the bath, before they allow themselves to get in.

Honestly, sometimes I feel as if I am in a mad house.

Must be worse for DH though seeing as though he has to put with me and my weird questions as well as his nutty daughters. For instance, yesterday I woke up with a burning question 'if you raised a tyrannosaurus rex from an egg, do you think it would be tame or would you still be worried it would eat you'? He said something about it being a wild creature and I said 'yeah, but you raised it from an egg so it would be kinda tame wouldn't it'?
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A couple months ago, I met a 2-year-old at the Family Center whose security object was a plastic cup (one of those "disposable/reusable" kind). She called it "cuppy." I thought it was hilarious.

My 17-month-old is currently obsessed with marbles. Not exactly the kind of thing that I want a one-year-old to be addicted to! Eeeks!

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My 22 month old goes in spurts. He's done the spoon thing (and I still keep finding them everywhere!), once it was a pj shirt he couldn't be without, right now its a gloworm that doesn't have any batteries. Named Gloria.

We just let him do his thing and try to keep track of his stuff. I do encourage him to keep his obsessions on his bed though if I see them lying around. It just saves alot of trouble.
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Toddlers are wonderful! And this thread has me laughing so much! Thanks mamas. I had a miscarriage last week and was feeling gloomy today but now I'm smiling.

My 19 month old has something of an obsession with balls, which he says as ba-ba. We have tons of them around the house, all sizes and colors, and yes, I do have a picture of him sleeping with one cradled in his arms.

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Lol, glad to be able to cheer you up.

One other thing, DD2 also calls her nappies 'happys' lol. Whenever she sees one she shouts 'happy, happy, happy'. Tee hee hee.
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Could be worse--we have a friend whose LO was obsessed w/ garbage cans. He carried a little wastebasket w/ him everywhere and would pick up any trash on the ground.
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I have a spoon loving, 2 yo, DD as well. She will open up the drawer and pull out a couple and then carry them around the house. She isn't quite as obsessed as your DD, but she does treat them like babies and gets very upset if I don't let her have them. And here I thought she was the only one.
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Could be worse--we have a friend whose LO was obsessed w/ garbage cans. He carried a little wastebasket w/ him everywhere and would pick up any trash on the ground.

OH OH Is he up for adoption???
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Bella is obsessed with latex balloons (which I have a mild phobia of).
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My dd has a recent obsession with coffee filters.. I had them stashed in a cupboard for when family comes and she's been carrying them around for 2 days now... She unstacks them and spreads them around the table and then stacks them back up and applauds. She counts them "one, three, five, nine" and occasionally her kitty gets to sit in one...

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Bella is obsessed with latex balloons (which I have a mild phobia of).
PMSL!!!!!

Dh was concerned about DDs weird spoon thing, but now he knows that there are otheer kids with 'issues' (tee hee hee), he is not so worried.

I guess really we have to be thankful she likes spoons rather than knives and forks!

And the trash can thing, lol........
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Over here, it's buses. Buses, buses, buses, buses, buses, buses.

And trucks. Trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks.
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My DD loves buttons. I had out my big divider box of button (I make costumes) and she went ballistic. I gave her a couple of the small plastic ones and she carried them everywhere. For Easter someone gave her a tiny ziplock full of buttons and she was the happiest kid ever. The buttons have ended up wherewhere and when DD finds one she is as delighted as if it were a shiny new silver dollar. Oh for these small joys.

(PS Anyone else think of the Tick with the OP's spoon obession. His battle cry is "Spoooooooon!")
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