Yes…I believe it is an obsession.
She constantly has one in her hands. At. all. times!
Even when she sleeps.
Most kids sleep with stuffed animals or a doll. My daughter sleeps with books.
It’s gotten so bad that when she wakes up (which she does pretty much every night, somewhere between 3:30 & 5:30), she comes in our room with a book in hand. And she will NOT let it go for any reason.
Just about the only times she doesn’t have a book in her hand is when she’s in the tub or when she’s eating…and that’s only because we’ve fought with her & took it away. And it IS a fight….complete with screaming tantrums.
It’s getting old…REAL fast! And we’re a little concerned it could be a sign of something. I have no idea what, I just know that this is not normal…at least not to my thinking.
Anyone have any experience with similar obsessions? Any advice on how to handle it? We’re all ears…