I would love to see some drider au snuggles and maybe some smooches if you're still taking requests
Rainy days were Robbie’s favorite kind. When it rained Sportacus would usually stay in the den. Robbie would seal the entrance to keep out the water. The patter of rain outside was a pleasant sound, like quiet white noise that canceled out the rest of the world above ground.
Rainy days only got better with the addition of blankets instead of just the mat. The extra bedding made bundling up to wait out the weather a lot more cozy. Sportacus would stay out of his way while the Drider re-situated all the blankets into a perfect nest. It had to be just the right way. Ella helped in her own way, kicking at her blankie with her two front legs, imitating the bigger Drider.
Sportacus took a picture, the light from the camera catching in the reflective eyes of his family. It may have been unsettling to anyone else, but any pictures of the Driders taken with the flash on ended up with a considerable amount of eyeglare.
Once Robbie collapsed into the nest, signifying that his process was done, Sportacus plopped down next to him, leaning back against the side of his mate’s torso. Ella carried her blanket as she wobbled over, nearly tripping as she climbed onto the Elf’s lap. She coiled all of her legs as close to her body as possible and Sportacus took it as a cue to wrap her tightly in her blankie like an adorable spidery burrito.
One arm around their kid and the other around his mate’s waist and Sportacus was fairly certain he was the happiest Elf in the world. After a few seconds Robbie’s hand found Sportacus’s hair, carding absently through the loose curls.
A few minutes more found Robbie turning onto his side, pulling Sportacus down with him and settling the Driderling sleeping warm and safe between them. Since it was a rare thing that the Elf ever truly be eye-level with his mate he gladly took the opportunity to smother him in gentle kisses, happy when Robbie held him closer and reciprocated.
The rain continued for hours, so for hours the family laid there. They were content to stay in the dark, sharing breath and quiet laughter over stories they were both only just drowsy enough to find funnier than they actually were.
➳ make silly faces in the mirror ➳ take a bubble bath ➳ pet a friendly puppy/kitten ➳ dance to your favorite song ➳ eat a rainbow of fruits (& veggies) ➳ take a long nap ➳ read some story books ➳ build a blankie fort then fill it with stuffies & fairy lights ➳ visit a toy store (or several) ➳ watch your favorite movies back to back
➳ give yourself a makeover
➳ color color color ➳ listen to lullabies or soft music ➳ do some yoga
➳ make snow angels ➳ pack a picnic
➳ cook some macaroni & cheese ➳ go on a long walk or scavenger hunt ➳ paint a picture frame or flower pot ➳ go to an animal/exotic bird sanctuary ➳ cuddle up with a bottle/binkie ➳ cry cry cry ➳ put together a puzzle ➳ eat a lollipop (or several) ➳ make a mobile with ribbon & paper
➳ bang together pots & pans ➳ build a block castle
➳ play dress up
➳ build a snowman ➳ go to an art/science museum ➳ bake cupcakes or cookies ➳ visit a candy shop (buy some sweets) ➳ make homemade hot cocoa ➳ brush your teeth & hair
➳ play cute online games ➳ buy a new toy or coloring book ➳ set goals then celebrate them ➳ watch funny youtube videos ➳ make a collage of cute photos for your wall
➳ set up a bird or chipmunk feeder
➳ stay in your jammies all day
➳ have a tea party with your stuffies
➳ make a new “imaginary” friend
➳ marathon your favorite cartoons
1. Wakes up and looks for blankie
2. Can’t find blankie
3. Begins to freak out cus I don’t have blankie
4. Sees blankie on the floor
5. Grabs blankie and snuggles it apologizing for kicking it out of the bed
6. Goes back to sleep
Tips for Caringhearts! Or any caretaker of an age regressor
If you’re new to this whole “taking care of an age regressor” thing, you might be a little confused as to what to expect! Here’s a little guide of helpful suggestions I could come up with based on general age groups!
BABY AGE REGRESSORS
• very cuddly
• needs lots of naps
• might use diapers
• be gentle and soft with them please
• likes chewing on things
• feed them
• hold them
• may be very babbly or completely nonverbal
• might be calm or fussy
• pacis, bottles, teethers
• stuffies and blankies should be soft
• soft carpet or mats for crawlers
• not too loud or too bright please
TODDLER AGE REGRESSORS
• might be mischievous
• cute clothes are necessary
• pacis and Sippy cups
• all the stuffies
• cute plates and eating utensils
• nap time might be harder to enforce
• makes messes if you don’t watch them
• lots of crayons
• cut up their food for them
• buckle their seat belt
• everything is a game
• Disney everything
• tickle fights
• brush their hair
• tea parties
• there’s monsters in the closet
• piggy back rides
• imitates caregiver
• “I am a big kid!”
• needs help/reminding for brushing teeth, going to the bathroom, washing hands, etc.
• less baby talk, but uses simple sentences, may make small grammar or pronunciation mistakes
• they shouldn’t touch the sharp things!
• or hot things
• they will probably want to touch the hot things and the sharp things
LIL KIDDO AGE REGRESSORS
• more autonomous and can help you take care of them
• help pick out clothes
• tie shoes
• lots of questions “what’s that?” “Who’s that” “why?”
• watch lots of cartoons
• the character shaped food is always better
• thinks they can do everything by themselves but they still need help
• night lights
• play pretend
• wants to learn
• take fun trips to pool, park, zoo, etc.
• sings lots
• arts and crafts
• read with them
• hold hands to cross the street
• speech easy to understand but may be random and excitable, unrelated to what you were saying
• character t-shirts
• cute hair accessories, bracelets, etc.
• pillow forts
BIG KID AGE REGRESSORS
• wants to be more independent
• board games and card games
• video games and movies
• still needs bedtimes and curfews
• help cook meals
• give them little assignments
• needs to know you’re proud and you love them
• climbs trees
• can have more big kid conversations
• hang out and play with them
• write cute notes and stick in their lunch boxes
• help them make hard decisions but allow them some freedom
• might need to limit time with electronics
• sports and team games
• comic books/ magazines
Remember, this is just a list of suggestions. Every regressor is different, and you’ll have to get to know them personally. They may have qualities from each of these sections! If you’re ever unsure as to what your kiddo needs or wants from you as their carer, the best thing to do is to ask them! They may be unsure of what they want themselves. It can take time and experimenting, but together you can find what works for the both of you together.
Warm bubble bath
Cute bandaids on boo boos
Praising your little
Favorite movie/tv show
Sippy or bottle with favorite drink
Coloring with your little
aries: when you learned to respond to your name taurus: when you decided what blanky would be your comforter gemini: when you learned how to interact with people cancer: when you realised familiarity was your family leo: when you decided it was time to dress yourself virgo: when you learned how to put the puzzle pieces back together libra: when you figured out that life was not fair scorpio: when you decided to keep your first secret sagittarius: when you defiantly decided to run away capricorn: when you thought about what you wanted to be when you grew up aquarius: when you started responding to everything with ‘why’ pisces: when you saw everything as magical
× soft blankie
× more stuffies!!!
× pretty dressies
× nap time
× bubble baths with Daddy/Mommy!!!
× later bed times
× Sophia the First
× fuzzy sockies
× warm milk