Children are funny beings at times. I wish I could remember certain details about my own childhood, mainly how I felt about various different things such as my parents going to work and other similar events.
The reason I’ve been thinking about this lately is because for quite some time now our twin girls, who are four years old, have started to give me toys to bring to work with me. Of course I don’t actually bring the toys into work with me.
Sometimes I’ll leave them in my car or in my handbag, but when I return home with their toys the girls are delighted and often ask me what their toys had for lunch!
It sounds pretty sweet, but it got me thinking about why they’ve started doing this. It triggered a memory for me from when the girls were younger. Every time their daddy left for work, R would always say, “Daddy, when you come home from work, will you play football with me?”.
She’d ask this question every day without fail. At the time I thought it was her way of gaining some reassurance that daddy would be coming home. It’s quite logical really. By hearing daddy answering her question with, ‘yes’ she knew that he had to come home because he said he’d play football with her upon on his return.
I wonder if the girls are giving me the toys to take to work with me as some form of reassurance that I’ll have to return because I have their toys.
I wish I knew! Of course, I could be looking into this far too much and over thinking it! They might just want their toys to have a nice day out with mummy!
Does your child do anything like this?