How Will I Sleep?

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It’s a cheap pendant. I don’t even remember where I bought it from, I have thought about putting better ones around my neck but the amount of pulling and playing my boys have done with this thing stops me. I think, I’ll just save the nice ones for special occasions and keep this on for them to pull on in case it breaks. So, this has been here around my neck for as long as they can remember. They play with it right before bed. They pull on it when I’m wiping their little butts on the potty. Yeah, its pretty annoying for me but some functions this little necklace has found are pretty handy as well. For example, when my older son is throwing a fit I have him focus on the necklace and many times it gets him to calm down. I cradle him in my arms and ask him, “What shape is my necklace” or “can you tell how many shades?” it’s a weirdly calmly exercise for him.  I really didn’t realize what this has become to all of us.

When I was getting it, it was because I had a gift card to the place, it was the nicest thing at the store, and not something I necessarily liked a lot.

I took it off today because my neck was itching and put it on my dresser. I forgot that I didn’t have it on because it’s very light. My son saw it sitting there and brought to me. He says, “Mom your necklace was on your dresser, you’re not wearing it”. I said yeah baby my neck and facing are  itching I’ll put it on later.

He says, “No you have to put it on now. How will I sleep?”

And just like that this became the most coveted piece of jewelry I own.