We’ve having some serious Oedipal complex issues in our household.
A few weeks ago Mason was sitting on my lap (without pants on), sobbing with his face pressed against my shoulder, because he stubbed his toe while getting undressed for the shower. And then we had this weird convo:
Me: “It’s OK, boo boo,” rubbing his back and kissing his sore toe. “Come on, let’s finished getting you undressed so you can take your shower.”
Mason: Looking up at me, with a tear-streaked face, “Take your clothes off, mommy.”
Me: “What?! No!” Then, trying to sound less horrified, “Er, it’s time for Mason’s bath, not mommy’s.”
He dropped the issue, and we got him in the shower and clean without any more talk of me getting undressed. Then, last week, this:
Mason: Screaming hysterically and yelling, “I need mommy to take a shower with me!”
Me: “Mason, daddy’s helping you take your shower tonight.”
Mason: “Then I need to sleep with mommy!”
He took his shower by himself and slept by himself.
Is anyone else experiencing these strange little moments? The pediatrician says it’s normal, but it’s still kind of weird, right?