Thursday, August 14, 2008

Conquering fears

Two year olds are crazy little creatures. They are loads of fun, but they are also a little neurotic. Currently, Porgie has lots of phobias. To name a few, she is terrified of vacuum cleaners, stuffed animals, sitting on the potty, and stepping on sand. Yes, my little girl is a creep.

Although I would love to talk about all of her irrational fears, today I am going to focus on her fear of stuffed animals. As a baby, Porgie disliked stuffed animals. She always tossed them aside for her colorful plastic toys. As she got older, Porgie grew to hate stuffed animals even more. In the past few months, it got to the point where she would cry if we even showed her a stuffed animal.

To illustrate this point, here are a few photos of the most horrifying stuffed animals we own...
On Monday, Rachel gave Izzy a teddy bear. And Porgie fell in love with it... She carries the teddy bear around the house, gives him hugs & kisses, and has even been spotted teaching him how to play the paino...
My baby girl has conquered one of her biggest fears. And I am so proud of her.

27 comments:

moo said...

Too cute!

Is she tactile sensitive? Some kids are, about that age.

Melissa said...

Yea Porgie! But I can see how she might be scared of that dog...:)

When my kids were about her age, my mom gave them a really large lion that ROARED whenever you touched it. That toy was not, shall we say, a huge hit.

Danielle said...

That first one is pretty scary. She seems to love the teddy bear. YAY!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh how cute. My little guy has a fear of this duck my daughter has. You pull a string and his feet move. He cries like I have never seen him cry before and of course BG just thinks it is too funny. It is now locked up in the cabinet.

amanda said...

honey seriously that top one is SCARY!! can't blame the girl!!

but yipppeee for the new adorable teddy bear :)

Kate said...

I'm with Danielle - I think that first one is a little scary too...

My kids all have bizarre fears. My 3 year old refuses to watch Thomas the Tank Engine because when he was a toddler, some crash thing that happened in one of the stories and scared the bejeezus out of him.

They really are quirky little guys.

Amanda said...

Who couldn't fall in love with that bear?? He is very cute!

dani said...

yeah, porgie!!!
christy, sand is next... you've got to get your baby beach ready:D
katherine's big fear was clowns, and she STILL doesn't like them 16 years later, lol!!!
love,
dani

Bon said...

oooo, Porgie, you go, little girl.

Jennifer said...

That dog looks mean and that first one looks creepy. I don't blame her for not liking them! I looove the bear and see why she likes it. My stepson used to cry over the vacuum cleaner, too.

iMommy said...

You go, Porgie!

Boopie is afraid of the vacuum cleaner, too... makes it a little difficult to get things cleaned up when she's anywhere in the house! lol. We bought one of those Bissell Sweeper Vac things... the ones that aren't powered and just pick up the crumbs by rolling over them? Works pretty well (got it off Amazon, I believe) and helps clean up when she dumps the goldfish on the ground AGAIN without scaring the bejeezus out of her unnecessarily!

Steph said...

That bear is so cute. Good job Porgie!

Z's Mom said...

I can see why she might have been scared of the first 2 pics....ah, but there isn't anything a cute brown teddy bear can't fix.

Dana said...

ya know... from what I've seen and heard at school lots of kids are scared of the vacuum and the potty!! Lots of kids are scared of the potty because they think they'll get sucked down too... LOL

Tabitha said...

Ah ~ sweet pictures of Porgie and the teddy!!
love and hugs XXXX

Mama Kalila said...

Aw how sweet... Glad she found one she likes.

Missy Marshmallow said...

What a cutie.

beth said...

Yup, sounds like a two year old. Crazy little cuties!

Jenn said...

Good for her! The bear is really cute, maybe he just looked nice to her and not weird or scary like some of them do.

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Kristin said...

awwww! umm..I would be a little scared of that first one! lol! Glad she loves her new bear though, sometimes that is all it takes!

Cheffie-Mom said...

How funny! And I agree-- the top one is a bit scary! LOL! I'm Debbie, this is my first time to your blog. I will be back! Please stop by my blog any time. (:

Jeninacide said...

LOL! How Funny!

Rachel said...

I cannot believe that Porgie loves that stuffed teddy bear so much. I am so happy that she loves it. Yeah!!

April said...

Way to go Porgie!!!

Just wait, now she'll go the complete opposite way and will look like ET hiding in a room full of stuffed animals because she will want everyone she sees and won't give any up! :o)

Nellie said...

Ellie hates stuffed animals that talk or giggle... she also hates sand, which sucks cause we just got home from a vacation with a beach and she wouldn't even touch it. I hope she conquers that fear by next summer! Glad she liked the teddy bear! Cute :)

Becks said...

That is so adorable. I love how terrifying the pictured stuffed animals were..haha!