Thursday, April 2, 2009

PhotoStory Friday! {Straw Obsession}

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Lately whenever we go to a restaurant ~ Brayden HAS to have a straw! He loves them. What started out as a simple pleasure and something he enjoyed and associated with eating out~has turned into a slight obsession. Let me explain...

The bendy straws are his favorite. So we naturally bought a bag of them as did my MIL because Brayden loves to play with them~and they make him so ultra happy! We often let 20 or so "fall" out of the container on him because he giggles with delight at this game.

Here is Brayden at Grandma's house last weekend in the midst of this event with Daddy...
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Once he picks up the straw he chooses to play with, he studies it to make sure it is perfectly straight~and then takes off to play and sit in his special wooden rocker at Grandma's...the whole time with straw in hand.

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He frequently stops to "inspect" the straw for perfection before he resumes playtime...

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{AND... he can get a little dramatic with it sometimes}...

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The obsession comes in...when the straw bends. Brayden will immediately drop the straw
{OR}
quickly bring it over to Mommy and Daddy so we can "fix" it again.

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Once we hand it back to him, he studies it for a few seconds to ensure it is perfect and then continues on to play again. IF it is even slightly bent at all~ he will hand it back to us and vocally express his disappointment.

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So, we thought we would give him multiple straws at one time to play with thinking it might make the bends less obvious for him to pick out.
NO DICE!
He happily took the stack we gave him, picked out the straight ones, dropped the bent ones on the floor~and took off to play.
We even tried at great lengths to make the bent straws fun & appealing!
We applauded the bends and showed him how neat & fun they can be {and so on}...
and he is just simply not.having.it!
Our child is obsessive compulsive.
{sigh}...
Wonder where he gets it from???

-The Snow Family

15 comments:

scrappysue said...

that is SO CUTE! and those legs - so squeezable!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love that first shot of the raining straws!
Great ocd story! :) He is a doll.

Cecily R said...

That first action shot is AWESOME!!!

I love the look on his face when he is inspecting...so serious! He is just squeezy cute!!

Mom24 said...

You will be so happy that you captured this time in his life...it's fun things like this that unfortunately can slip away from our memories.

I love the shot of the raining straws.

Krystyn said...

That is too cute! The one with the straws falling is awesome!

What a fun little obsession!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

too cute and too funny

Robyn said...

Maybe you can cut the bendy part off?

Emily said...

hee hee...that is so funny. What is the fascination with straws? My kids are obsessed too.

Chris said...

What a cool quirk!

A little dramatic you say?

Great shots!

Casey's trio said...

Ya gotta love cheap entertainment:)

Jen said...

Oh that is just so cute. Great photos!

Katy said...

That is WAY very cute!

Xazmin said...

What adorable pictures ... I love the falling straws!

Xazmin

Straight to Your Hart said...

What a cutie!!! Love the pictures and yay for straws..

Honey Mommy said...

That is too funny! Apparently those bendy straws are unnatural!