In a family of funny quirks, my daughter was bound to have a few of her own. Though it is no surprise, some of her peculiar habits have me scratching my head. Honestly, it’s scratching my head wondering where in the world that Little One has gone. See the Little Ones in her little world are small stuffed animals or toys, they are paired in sets of threes, there are certain ones for bath time and certain ones for bedtime, and the bedtime ones are interchangeable with different sets of Little Ones – following along? She has never been a kid with a comfort item, no particular blanket or stuffed animal. Instead she has lots and the important one of the moment. Sets of Little ones are invited to ride along in car rides or on trips. At Nana’s house she is thrilled to make tiny pillows for her Little Ones complete with tiny tassels or bows. I find tiny pillows all over my house and car. Sometimes it seems our lives are ruled by the Little Ones.
By some bizarre miracle I can follow along with which Little One she is referring to, even without it’s specified name. And by my own psychic will, seem to be able to predict who will fall in and out of the set of three for bedtime. With my mommy night vision, I am capable of reaching into the dark and find the missing Little Ones after lights go out and bedtime stories are long finished. All of my super mom power still cannot fathom where this all began and how she came up with calling them the Little Ones. I just chalk it up to my little girl and her funny things, this one being a funny thing in threes.