Even though I’ve never seen an episode of Star Trek (and never will), please excuse the misleading reference. What I’m referring to is my three year old son. To say he’s a little bit clingy is a gross understatement. I’ve said it on numerous occasions that I swear he’d crawl back into my womb if he could. If I get up to go into the other room, he’s there. I still can’t go to the bathroom in peace and he won’t let anyone hold his hand, carry him or put him in & out of the car….unless it’s me.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m big on personal space and of course, I never deny my kids any lovin’ , but when I’m cooking in the kitchen and I have a little head leaning on my fanny the whole time, it gets to be a little much sometimes.
He’s always hanging off of me, kissing & hugging me or just wanting to sit on my lap. I never deny him (because most of the time, unless I’m in the middle of something, I love it), but what I’m really afraid of is that I’m cultivating one of those creepy dudes that’s 40 and still lives in his mother’s basement.
Now before you ask, he goes to preschool two mornings a week (without me) and he goes to his dad’s a few times a week without issue. Well, ok, there is a small issue every time I drop him off at preschool, but I’m told he’s fine as soon as I walk out the door. He’s going to preschool three mornings a week in September and we have full day kindergarten in my town, so the year after I think he’s going to be in for a rude awakening.
I’m hoping he’ll be over this by then, but I was wondering if anyone else had an uber clingy little one and how you dealt with it?