Welcome to the new and improved ADM Blog Hop (you can read more about the roots of this Blog Hop here). Our host this week is Sara over at Fred-n-Sara. Anyone can participate! Just post on the week’s topic and add you link to the Linky at the bottom of the post.
Topic: Share how your child, or you, or someone you know, found and adopted his/her lovey and the importance of it in his/her life. As a bonus, feel free to add cute pictures of your little ones with their loveys.
Aellyn does not have a lovey. Well, I guess her Dad and I are her lovey if by lovey you mean that comfort item that helps them fall asleep at night or comforts them when they need it. To fall asleep Aellyn requires my arm (that’s two blog posts in a row that feature my arm – how weird is that?). She cuddles up and rubs my arm from wrist to shoulder until she falls asleep. If she wakes in the night she’ll reach over just to touch one of us or say “Ahhhm (arm)” for a tighter snuggle.
I wonder if cosleeping kids are less likely to have a lovey? What do you think?
Anyways, Aellyn is just getting into imaginative play. Pretending she’s putting baby Stella to sleep or feeding Mr. Monkey. I’m sure that, like best friends, she will eventually develop a special connection with a specific toy. I certainly don’t mind this and can’t wait to see what it is! Right now she goes to a different toy every day. She’ll bring them up to bed with her and we “put them to sleep” next to the bed (umm, sorry but 3 kids, 2 adults…there isn’t going to be room for a menagerie of plush).
The really funny thing about all this? There is a lovey in our family-bed – MINE! I have a ratty, falling apart crocheted blanket that has been my constant companion since I was 3 months old. Seriously. It has been to Europe with me, bottom of the Grand Canyon, top of the Rockies. It is more well traveled than either of may parents, lol. Like a smoker I say I *can* live without it I just don’t want to!
So there’s a story of the child without a lovey and the 35 year old that still sleeps with hers.
Do you have a lovey? Do your children?