The Tale of the Traveling Pink Blankie

After a long, tiring day, there’s nothing more solacing than a warm cup of tea with honey and my fluffy blanket.  Coupled with a good read and my soul is at peace.  It’s the same feeling you get when sitting at the dock lakeside watching the sunset or indulging in a delicious bowl of your mom’s hearty macaroni and cheese.  

For little ones, just the soft voice from mom coupled with a warm embrace does all the wonders in the world. What does your little one find comfort in?

When my daughter, Ava, was born, she received an abundance of gifts from clothing to toys to diapers.  We were very grateful for the showering of love for our new little bundle.  One of the items she received a lot of in particular were baby blankets.  Now there was one pink blanket in particular that Ava took to when she was only a couple months old, and little did we know she would to this day, still be holding on tightly to this very same blanket.

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She took it everywhere!  On long road trips, during visits to Grandma and Grandpa’s, while she played, when she ate, even when she broke her shoulder bone at 3 years old to the hospital.  She never let it go.  It was totally and completely her security blanket and BFF.

There were days when we thought we had lost it and oh the chaos that ensued, but thankfully it always came back, right where it belonged.  We would have to sneak it into the laundry when she was busy playing and get back to her just in time for nap times.  As she got older, it slowly made less appearances but tucked safely on her bed.  She’s 5 and a half now and she still sleeps with her pink blankie, even taking it along on sleepovers to her cousins or grandparents.  I’m not worried about her attachment and love towards her pink blankie, kids are only so young for so long.  One day, she won’t care for it anymore, and yes, that may just be a little bit of a sad day for me, but the memories and the solace our beloved pink blankie has brought our little girl will never be forgotten.  

Whatever your child finds comfort in, embrace it.  Let them hold onto it for as long as they want.  Life is too short to be worrying about whether or not your child is “too old” for something that brings them all the relief and satisfaction in the world.  Believe me, they will let it go when the time is right.  

Guess who is slowly taking over dominion of Pink Blankie?

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But it’s fine… Big Sis says it’s OK.  It begins! *tear*

Disclosure:
I am part of the Playtex MomTrust Program and receive special perks and compensation for my participation; however all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

 

26 Comments on The Tale of the Traveling Pink Blankie

  1. marie catherine
    July 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm (1 month ago)

    Adorable. My daughter doesn’t have a security blanket. Maybe shes too young to be attached.

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  2. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Sweetest picture ever!

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  3. Maggie C
    June 22, 2014 at 9:04 pm (2 months ago)

    Awww how cute! I used to have one too … but instead of a blanket, I have a stuffed turtle that I have to carry everywhere I go.

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  4. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    June 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm (2 months ago)

    That’s such a sweet story! I love the photos. ADORABLE!!! My sister had a blanket that she was very attached to as a little one. She still has it and she’s almost 40!

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  5. Little Miss Kate
    June 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm (2 months ago)

    Love that she is willing to share something that she holds so special!

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  6. nicolthepickle
    June 21, 2014 at 11:43 am (2 months ago)

    Awww, what a Sweetie. It’s buttersweet isn’t it?

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  7. Lynda Cook
    June 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm (2 months ago)

    awe, what a heart warming story, I feel everychild should have that one article for security, that makes them feel safe

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    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      June 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm (2 months ago)

      I agree, Lynda. Every human has something they hold onto tightly, whatever it may be, young or old.

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  8. mrdisco
    June 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm (2 months ago)

    i have a blue blanket that despite being frayed will be a keepr for years to come

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  9. Anne Taylor
    June 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm (2 months ago)

    My youngest daughter had a teddy named “teddy” that she took everywhere. She left him in a hotel in California once and we didn’t realize it until we were home. The hotel still had Teddy and happily sent him back to us. He’s now in a picture bos on her wall! She’s 22~

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  10. Lisa
    June 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm (2 months ago)

    My niece did not grow up with a blankie, but her small brown bear teddy was her thing. Her parents always had to bring it everywhere with them!

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    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      June 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm (2 months ago)

      So cute! My daughter also has a little bear she calls “beary-bear” she still hangs on to as well. So precious.

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  11. Melinda L.
    June 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm (2 months ago)

    Awww I know how it is! I went through the same thing with my blanket. Sadly it didn’t survive past my sibling. Ah the memories.

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  12. Victoria Ess
    June 20, 2014 at 9:57 am (2 months ago)

    Aw what a sweet post.

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  13. Jeannie
    June 20, 2014 at 1:26 am (2 months ago)

    Awww…that is cute! I also had a pink blankie that I took everywhere I went when I was a child. My son has a monkey lovie that he takes everywhere, including school!

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  14. heidi c.
    June 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm (2 months ago)

    What a sweet story! My four all have their special blankies. I am not sure they are at the share stage yet though!

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    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      June 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm (2 months ago)

      Nothing like a warm and comfy blanky. If it wasn’t a bit weird, I’d love to carry my favourite one around too. :)

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  15. MrDisco
    June 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm (2 months ago)

    cute pics!

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  16. Jenn E
    June 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm (2 months ago)

    Aw, how cute! It’s nice when kids grow up with a certain special item because they can link so many memories to it when they get older! P.S. I Love the last picture!

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    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      June 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks, Jenn! I still remember I had a doll I was completely attached too. So many great memories on just one item. Amazing.

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  17. Yuen C
    June 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm (2 months ago)

    Thats really cute!

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  18. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm (2 months ago)

    What a sweet post, must be a very special pink blanket!

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