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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sniff!

What do all the following photos have in common? One blue blanket somewhere in each of them. J got it as a baby shower gift before he was even born, and it has been a constant presence. Whether the temperature was below freezing or in the high 90's, he has drug that blanket with him everywhere. It has crossed the country with us.

Now, after nearly 7 years of constant love, the blanket is showing its age. It has a few holes, it is worn in spots. Even so, while my little boy's tastes have changed from Bob the Builder to Transformers, he has remained steadfast in his commitment to the blanket. I'll admit, it has made me worry a bit that he'll be trying to smuggle it into his backpack on the way to high school, but it has been such a comfort to him. At one time, he would wake up if his blanket wasn't in bed with him. He could, in the dark, locate the "right" side of it. He has never slept a night without it.

Until last night. He left it in our bathroom after his bath. Neither of us noticed as we read and snuggled together. It wasn't until I had him up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom that I realized the blanket wasn't in his bed. And as soon as I did, I wanted to put it in there with him. But I didn't, and it seems like I kissed my baby goodnight last night and a big kid woke up in his place.




5 comments:

  1. Very sweet - and very interesting my now 13 year old going to be 14 in a few weeks, also had a blue blanket - he called it his GiGi. We thought he would never outgrow it but one day he did and now he has outgrown me for a bit - I just hope he comes back soon, I miss him! He also had that same Scooby Doo! (but shhhhh he does still to this day have Spiderman sheets on his bed and he has not complained once about them YET. I'm not saying a word!

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  2. Awww. So hard to watch them grow up. I think I have a harder time letting go of things that my daughter does. I will cry the day she stops playing with her baby Tiah doll.

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  3. Awww. So hard to watch them grow up. I think I have a harder time letting go of things that my daughter does. I will cry the day she stops playing with her baby Tiah doll.

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  4. my youngest still has night-night. he is 5. we have tried to replace it or break him from his buddy - but we can't. he is are last. if he wants that blanket (rag) when he is 14 it is okay with me. sweet story kate. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Awwww man, that's so hard for me to read - I mean, only cuz my kids are all at a snotty age and not that cute blanket age. My daughter, now 20 *gasp* had this "white blankie" forever, she took it everwhere like your son, and we lost it at the beach when she was almost 5 (I was very preggo with the twins) and I still think about that blanket lost, which made her so sad (and me!).

    But as a bonus, you won the 5 extra credit points for the correct answer on my blog. :)

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