Giggle Parenting Inspiration N.O 7 – Unsticking Limpets

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My daughter was going through a clingy phase, and we had invented a fun game to play to help her feel secure – I was the mummy limpet and she was the baby limpet and she had to stay stuck to me the whole time.

Then one day she was getting bored walking along. I sensed she had a lot of emotions attached to not wanting to walk rather than actual physical tiredness. Suddenly I had an idea. I suddenly got all unsticky, and wriggled my hand out of hers. Then I said to my daughter, ”oh no! Baby limpet, I’m unsticking, help quick catch me!” Then I’d run ahead of her, and tell her ‘quick, catch up with me!”

With a fun game to play she would fun forward chasing me. When we got stuck together I’d keep roleplaying being limpets, saying, ”phew, we’re stuck together. I hope we don’t get unstuck again. Please hold me tight!” And then I would keep repeating the game.

It’s funny how my daughter was complaining about being too tired to walk, but with a game she was able to run and chase me, so we got to where we were going much quicker.┬áKids have so much physical energy, but often find walking with grown-ups a bit too boring. A bit of playlistening can make it much more fun.

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