Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Addiction

My name is Julianne and I have an addiction. Mommy doesn't really understand how this addiction came about. It seemed to happen all of a sudden on our trip to California last month. What am I addicted to you are wondering.........
A paci perhaps? No, I haven't wanted anything to do with a paci since I was about 3 months old.
Bottles? Nope, mommy ditched those when I was 11 months and I've been using sippy cups ever since and now I drink with a straw because it makes me feel like a big girl!
I have only one addiction.
My name is Julianne and I am a doll-a-holic. Not just any doll....one doll in particular. It is a little doll that my Aunt Randi bought me before I was even born. She is small, easy to hold, and tells me "I love you" when I squeeze her. Mommy started putting her in my crib with me so I wouldn't be lonely when I was about 6 months old. I didn't show much interest for several months. Then, I had to have her but only when I was going to bed. Now, I have to have her by my side ALL DAY LONG. I throw a fit if mommy gets me out of my crib in the morning before I have a chance to pick her up. She has to sit in my high chair with me when I eat. She has to go to Target, Costco, and any other store or place we go to with me. I have her with me all day at home as you can see:

I even have to have her when I am at the happiest place on earth....because I am not happy if my dolly isn't with me.
You will see my mommy and daddy strapping my dolly to me because they are afraid we might lose her. Just in case that happens, mommy found a brand new one on e-bay that she has safely tucked away in case something happens to this one. We had a close call at Target the other day because I dropped her when mommy wasn't looking. Mommy ran through the store frantically searching for her and we finally found her.
Mommy is wondering if there is rehab for dolly love. She doesn't want a big girl that won't go anywhere without her doll. Any of you have doll-a-holics in your households? Or any other addictions???? We're not sure when this won't be o.k. anymore!

9 comments:

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Oh yeah, I know all about that addiction. For Reagan, it is a pink puppy. We can't go ANYWHERE without it. It is so bad that I have not one but two spares for JUST IN CASE! My husband and I laugh and say that she will probably carry it down the aisle with her when she gets married one day!

Sally said...

Um....confession coming...I STILL have the blankets that I was brought home from the hospital in. They are in my bed. I tried to get rid of them when B and I got married, but they're back. I don't take them to the store w/ me, but they did go to the hospital w/ me when Lil Major was born. Dolly may be around for a while. =)

lorieloo said...

so cute. henry carries around a pillow. weird how kids get attached to certain things and not others. =)

Band of Brothers said...

well, i think it's cute that she loves her dolly so much. 'round here it was the stuffed kitties. one time we lost calvin's kitty -- he stuck it somewhere inside the piano and it took hours and hours to find it. it caused such an uproar, i was tempted to install a lo-jack device inside his kitty.

Carole said...

I see nothing wrong with this obsession of hers!! It just shows how young those maternal instincts emerge!!

andiscandis said...

Hazel (who didn't care a thing about dolls or stuffed animals before) just started carrying around teddy bears. She doesn't need any one in particular (thankfully) but she wants to take one in the car now. It's too cute.

I'm super jealous that you have completely empty cabinets in your house. I can't open one here without wondering if I'll cause an avalanche.

Agnes said...

So cute! As I was reading, I was thinking, "Jenn, you'd better find another one of those dollys in case the unthinkable happens"...but you already did!

Tiffany said...

So cute....hope it is always in safe keeping for Julianne and your sake!

Paige said...

How sweet is that! I wish that my Charli would just carry ONE dolly around! But noo we have to take 3 and tons of other toys. lol. Multi-addictions is not a good thing!