This kid is a total mess! He has never really been into "hoarding" anything, unless you count the stuffed Mickey and Curious George at the foot of the bed and the stuffed animal he got in the hospital last year along with stuffed puppet at head of the bed, but that's a whole other story. If you look at the picture below you will notice the purple bracelet/key chain on his wrist. He calls it is his purple thing. He got it at my mom's house a while bank and hasn't taken it off since. Wears it all.the.time. I do make him take it off for school since he plays with it so much, which is why I also took off the key ring part. One day we actually lost if for good, or so we thought. I searched high and low, it was no where to be found. He took in stride because if you will also notice he happens to have a plastic bird in his hand. The same day we lost the purple thing he was celebrating his birthday at school and he got to pick out a toy, he chose this bird from Rio. I believe it came in a McDonald's happy meal. Now this thing goes everywhere, he even sleeps with it. Carries all around the house. A few days after he lost the purple thing I got a call from his speech therapist. Turns out he was playing with it a little too much and she had to take it from him. She even offered to bring to our house. I told her no we would just pick it up at our next session. She said it was never a problem until that day. Needless to say the purple thing now comes off for school and speech.
If all this isn't enough, he was going through a drawer of his and found the medal he received at the end of tee ball season. It's in the picture too. He wants to wear this all time time too now. We did draw the line at sleeping with it. It gets worse, Cameron likes to sleep with a pacifier and holding another one while cuddling with a receiving blanket. If you are keeping count, every night before bed I have to keep track of; 2 pacifiers, a blanket, a bird, and a purple thing. I am about to lose my mind!!!