Remember the perfume Obsession? They made it sound so alluring, captivating, enticing and, of course, sexy. It’s also a synonym for fetish or mania – doesn’t sound so alluring now does it.
Dealing with a child who is totally obsessed and can’t be redirected is exhausting. Yesterday Callie was in a very obsessive mood. The other kids are more than aware of her over the top one track mindedness too and they know we try to avoid anything that brings it front and center to her mind. At church they were showing a DVD about a marriage conference and Jacob ran over to me and said, “Why are they showing this it’s just giving Callie ideas!”. He knew what it would likely lead to and it did. She spent the rest of the service trying to touch, hold hands or kiss whoever she could capture and generally make completely uncomfortable.
We will not be purchasing any Obsession any time soon around here. Why purchase something you can get absolutely free? What I’d like to be able to do is sell it. Not the perfume, the less good smelling mania version – anyone? Anyone at all?