Do you fret over your babies when they first emerge from the soil?
I confess, I do.
Some break free of the vice-like grip of the seedcoat with no problem, but others wear if for days as if afraid to move on.
This little pepper finally tossed it aside, but when they don't do it according to MY time scale, I have been known to give the old coat a finger flick or aim a jet of water from the misting bottle at it.
It's a parent thing.