Hugging the Furniture
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Years ago we had a big move to make from Chicago to New Jersey. And our girl, who's now all grown up and a mother herself, was only 18 months old. I still remember how she responded to all that transition.
Now, we had three weeks in between the time we left Chicago and when we arrived in our new place in New Jersey. And after three weeks of not seeing everything that we owned, I had no idea how she was going to react. But as the mover was moving the couches and the chairs and all the furniture up the stairs to our new apartment, I noticed what my little daughter did. She went around and she started to caress the chair, and she said, "Love chair." Then she walked over to the couch and started to caress it. And she said, "Love couch." I'll tell you, it was really cute! It was obvious that those objects were an important part of her security. Now, you and I are all grown up, but well, may have become equally attached. In our case, uh, not so cute.