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