Meet Teddy. This is Bailey’s bear that he’s had, probably since before he was even born. He’s been through a lot! He’s needed many stitches, and is currently sporting two Band-Aids on his butt, awaiting more stitches. Doctors been busy! Teddy is sitting on Bailey’s baby blanket. The blanket is more for me. >< It’s always on my bed. It’s still beautiful, bright, and soft. He’s never been really attached to either of them, even as a toddler. I’ve kept the blanket, because it was his main blanket when he was a baby. The bear. He’s thrown that thing thousands of times. He isn’t gentle with it by any means, but heaven forbid I even speak of throwing it out! So, doctor keeps stitching him up!
Now I have Lilly. She’ll be 4 this August. I’ve taken care of her since she was 6 weeks old. 🙂 This is her is her blanket.
It’s nasty! See that corner? It’s stained that way. That’s her corner, that has to be in her hands while sucking her thumb. No, no…she does not do that at my house, because I don’t allow it. The second her mom walks in the door to pick her up, thumb goes in the mouth with corner in hand! She won’t “let” anyone else but me wash it. If her mom tries, she screams her head off. So, when it needs washing, which is often, I do it. I know it’s normal for kids to have attachments to certain toys, blankets, etc. I think hers is a little out of hand, but I also think her mom encourages the whole “thumb sucking, blankie baby” thing. Not much I can do about it, other than not allow it in my house.
When you were a child did you have an attachment to a special toy, stuffed animal, or blanket? Do you still have it? If you have kids, do they? I never did, and Bailey did to point but it was never an issue when he didn’t have his blanket or Teddy.