Kid Obsessions We Just Don’t Understand As Adults

Children are such interesting creatures. Here are some things some children just can’t get enough of. And we don’t understand why.

Straws as Imaginary Friends

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“My four year old has, for the last year, been absolutely bonkers for straws. Any time anyone has a straw, she has to have it. And once she gets it she dives deep down into this world of make-believe where the straw is a snake that she befriends and invites on all kinds of adventures.”

Imaginary Friends from China

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“Mine at 3 had two imaginary friends: Rose and The Boy who were both from China (we live in the US). Every day I heard the adventures of Rose and The Boy — it was amazing what his preschool mind would create.”

Gangnam Style and the Pillsbury Doughboy

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“I have a three year old boy. His current obsessions are Gangnam Style and the Pillsbury Doughboy. All day I hear him talk about the Pillsbury Doughboy like they’re life long friends.”

Teaching Herself Italian

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“My daughter is older, she is 13 and she is obsessed with teaching herself Italian. It’s actually very impressive. She is constantly on Duolingo in her free time and has now started throwing in Italian phrases in speaking to us.”

Fascination with Hands

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“Mine is probably normal for a 5 month old but his hands. He holds them up and stares at them for at least 15 minutes at a time. It’s so cute!”

Monkeys, Except Lemurs

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“I don’t know if it’s ‘weird,’ but monkeys. Any form of apes, primate or monkey. Except lemurs… He hates lemurs!”

The Phantom of the Opera

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“My four year old is currently obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera. He is wearing a suit, cape, and mask right now.”

Trains, Trains Everywhere

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“Trains, trains everywhere. My 3yo is obsessed, we have the living room converted to a train track and have to build and rebuild everything at least once a day. Driving in the metro or with a train makes him the happiest kid, even better if he has some toy-train along with him and he wants to go to the Train-museum like every day. It’s been like this for a good year now.”

How It’s Made

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“My 3 year old is obsessed with the show how’s it’s made. It’s all he wants to watch. I find it so weird but at least it’s not boring to watch.”

Traffic Lights

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“My 2 1/2 yr old is obsessed with traffic lights. Every time we’re out we have to stop and stare at every single one. We went to a kid’s museum and they had one on the ground and we spent over an hr with it. Forget the slides and other toys, it was all about this traffic light.”

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Have Only One Child

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If you already have one child and you’re on the fence about having more kids, here are some reasons why it’s better to have only one child.

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Have Only One Child

7 Foods People Wish They Could Eat Without Gaining Weight

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Eating delicious food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but unfortunately, many people struggle with the fear of gaining weight. Here are the responses when people are asked to choose one food item that will magically never make a person gain weight no matter how much they eat.

7 Foods People Wish They Could Eat Without Gaining Weight

15 Values You Need To Teach Your Young Child

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As a parent, one of your most important roles is to teach your child values that will help them grow into kind, responsible, and compassionate adults. While there are many values that are important to teach, some are particularly crucial in the early years. Here are some values you need to teach your young child.

15 Values You Need To Teach Your Young Child

9 Reasons Why You Need A Social Media Detox

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Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, with many of us spending hours each day scrolling through our feeds. While social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, it can also have negative effects on our mental health and well-being. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or anxious, it may be time for a social media detox. Here are some reasons why:

9 Reasons Why You Need A Social Media Detox

10 Ways Lifestyle Inflation Is Creeping Up On You Without Your Knowledge

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Have you been earning more but can’t seem to save? You take home more income, but can’t keep up with your credit card bills? You might be experiencing lifestyle inflation without knowing it. Here are 10 ways you might be letting your expenses increase at the same rate as your income.

10 Ways Lifestyle Inflation Is Creeping Up On You Without Your Knowledge

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