In our house, security comes in the color green!
I recognize that this is a somewhat odd statement, but oh so true right now.
See, a lot of kids have a security object. A blanket, a toy, a rock...
Monkey's security item is money, coins to be specific.
"Coins are not green". I know that's what you're telling me right now. But did you know that when a tight fisted preschooler carries a hand full of coins around all day, his palms turn green? It's true. If you don't believe me, try it yourself sometime.
I'm not sure what it's about, maybe Monkey has overheard us talking about money issues, or maybe it's just a hobby that has gone over the edge, but he loves money. He doesn't feel right if there is not at least one coin in his hand. Monkey collects money everywhere. He has a special money jar, but good luck convincing him to keep his money in it. He is absolutely fascinated by the stuff.
Right now I'm looking at this little guy as he naps, both hands in fists. I'm positive that at least one of his fists contains a quarter - if not more money. One night I took his money just before he fell asleep and put it on his dresser. The first thing he said to me when he woke up: Where's my money?
What color is security in your house?