On the Road Again: This Time, at Full of It

photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc
photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

My girls have dug in their heels – thousands of times.

Over dinner, about bedtime, on TV shows. Over devices, about pets, on snacks. Over breakfast, about friends, on the way I dress, believe it or not. But they’ve never refused to leave the house without a blanket or significant stuffed toy.

I recently wrote a guest post for Gina at Totally Full of It blog about my kids’ attachments. Or lack of them. My girls never had that can’t-leave-behind item.

The girls are black-and-white when it comes to getting rid of toys. “Sure dad, put it in the yard sale.” Really? That teddy bear was there the first time we watched a football game in TV together! No, there’s not a load of sentimentality rolling there.

Come check it out.

Stick around to read awhile. BlogHer, Scary Mommy, and the Powder Room have featured Gina’s work.

What’s been your experience when it comes to attachment items and your kids?



  1. Yanic A. says:

    looking forward to this one… on my way for a good read. Have a great week Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for the visit there, Yanic!

  2. ksbeth says:

    heading over to read it now, eli. i think it totally depends on the kid and their personality.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      thanks beth. every kid is different, right?

  3. Kerri says:

    I hope you didn’t just jinx yourself but I will head over to see how you rub in my girl’s attachment issues 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      haha … I think you’ll like what i had to say! (I’ll have to go check your comment!)

  4. ginajt says:

    Thanks so much for guest posting, Eli! I’ve loved having you in my neighborhood. Feel free to stop by again anytime. I’ll bring chips.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That’s a deal, Gina.

  5. ProteanMom says:

    I’m curious what #3 will be like… Prime is mostly attached to family, which I can’t fault. Bee is, too, but he also has to have a binky and a blankie. Doesn’t matter which ones, at least. 🙂

    Thank goodness, or laundry day would be really, really bad.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I like that attached to family problem. I hope it follows my kids until they’re 99. How much of Tide’s profit margin comes from blankies, do you think?

  6. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me says:

    Kidzilla goes both sides on this issue. She definitely has those special buddies but also has no problem ditching others. Depends on the day. Looking forward to the post!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Hope you liked it, Lisa!

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