They say that children are a “precious blessing from God”, and they are. They really are.
But, y’all… they can also be just STRAIGHT UP WEIRD sometimes.
Case in point:
This is Carson in front of our library. No, he is not injured, nor did he develop some bizarre growth behind his ear. Nope, it’s a cotton ball, and it’s just there. Because he likes it. MY SON LIKES TO WEAR COTTON BALLS BEHIND HIS EARS. And I let him. (Today at least.) I spent approximately 12 seconds trying to psychoanalyze his intentions and convince him that there was no reason on earth that he needed to walk around with a random cotton ball behind his ear but gave it up. Because, shoot, if that’s what makes the boy happy and he is self-confident enough to rock it, then go for the cotton ball, kid. In my five plus years of motherhood, I have learned one thing: some battles are just not worth fighting. Cotton balls included.