So i have always had a hell of a time getting DS to wear a hat in summer or a beanie when it's cold. So i took him out one day a few weeks ago and picked out a beanie for him and he took a instant liking to it. I bought it for him and he just now wears it allll the time. He LOVES it. He calls out to his beanie when he can't find it... "beanie.. beanie.. Where's my beanie?" and i personally love it because it's cute, and it gives him comfort and warmth.
And since I have been pregnant he is more clingy with DH and I, and not wanting to go to childcare as much. But the days he goes apparently he is wanting to wear his beanie all day and even sleep in it. The child care workers are seeming to be making a big deal out of it... a week ago when i dropped him off two of the younger workers approached me and asked me if everything is ok with DS. I said he is fine - he slept well - he's not sick ... he is happy. why? and they said they are very concerned with his attachment to his beanie and wondering if everything is ok at home! i told them i have had a hard time getting him to wear it, now that he loves it i am happy! But they were acting all concerned about it.... it left me feeling rather peeved off. They also told me on one of the days he was grumpy, which wasn't like his usual happy smiley self.... and they were concerned about it....The way they approached me about it made me feel uncomfortable and as if they are feeling DS has issues or something. He's only 2. I told them its probably just a stage he is going though, and also we are doing a lot at home with his grandparents over all the time helping with the house for the market, lots of painting etc which DS is loving... he prob feels like he is missing out now when he goes to childcare. And they shrugged and it was left at that but it seemed like they still had the opinion that this was all very strange behavior.
On one of the days this week when i dropped him off they were all outside, and other kids were wearing beanies.... one of the workers picked DS up, took off his beanie even though it was freezing and asked him if he was going to 'part with his beanie today' DS reached for it asking for it back and they laughed... I felt annoyed and asked her to please let him wear it especially outside as its cold. They gave it back to him, but i don't understand why they're making this big deal out of it. Why take it from him but let other kids wear theirs? DS has only just started to not fall sick with anything and everything and i truly believe its because he is finally keeping warmer.
Do you think their behavior is odd? Is it really that unusual for a 2 year old toddler to have a favorite thing and want to wear it or whatever all the time?