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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Substitute

Sophie is firmly attached to her pink blankie. (Scroll a couple posts down, and you can see her with it while she waits for the girls to come home from school.) There is a framed picture of her as a newborn in the living room, and her blankie is also prominently featured in the photo. She gets so excited just looking at her photo because her "baypie" is in it, too!

I think the main reason she loves it so much is because of it's satiny material. When she is drinking her milk she runs her thumb and forefinger over it. She cannot drink her milk or go to bed without this blanket. It's impossible.

While this attachment is very cute and adorable and all my children have had their favorite blankies (still do, in fact), it makes it very difficult to actually clean it. As you can imagine, since the poor blanket is dragged everywhere, it gets rather dirty. I'd like to clean it daily, but I settle for about once a week.

Sophie hates seeing her blanket go in the washer, and insists on its immediate removal if I am caught. Lucky for us, I discovered that I have a nightshirt that is the same color pink and the same sateen material. One day, she found it in the laundry pile and thought it was her blanket and carried it around the house. So now I know how she can be tricked into a clean blanket.


Look closely, and you can tell this is a nightshirt...see the sleeve, buttons and collar? Sophie either has no idea, or it's a good enough substitution for her that she doesn't care. She can do her thing with it to relax herself, and that's all she needs.

I don't care either, as long as I can wash the real thing sometimes.

12 comments :

  1. What a cute picture. That is great that she can be fooled just long enough for you to wash the real blanket. How did pictures at the temple go? Ang had a great time.

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  2. Fantastic! What an amazing and observant mom, but, you have always been an observant child. Love you!

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  3. That's great I have to go in my kids bedroom when they are taking a nap take there blankets and wash them in the short cycle. Just so they wont freak out.

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  4. I'm glad you were able to find a substitute. My kids haven't been attached to things like that. So far Jonas just seems to be attached to me. ;)

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  5. My boys never got into the whole blanket thing. They enjoy a blanket with them -- but never had a fav.

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  6. I know exactly how you feel. My mom crocheted all 3 of mine beautiful blankies before they were born and all 3 of them are obsessed with them. There have been times when I washed them and then forgot to dry them and they flipped out on me. They even named them they love them so much.

    Isn't it sweet how kids get so attached to stuff. Adorable photo.:)

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  7. That's really funny. Tyler is stuck on his Pooh Bear Blankie. Luckily he can part with it to get it washed. Cute picture.

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  8. She's so cute! Brooklynn has the same habit as Sophie, luckily we have a pink satin one from Target and I bought a back-up so it can get washed.

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  9. She is just too cute. I'm glad you have a back-up.

    We lost GEORGE once. Then we bought 2 extras - and a blue one, and a big brown one. But Little Brown George is still the most favored. He's had many many baths in the washer.

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  10. Oh man -- we are the same way. First it was a blanket, then she added a monkey and THEN she added some weird pink bear thing. So now we have THREE lovies!! KILL ME NOW! It's practically impossible to find all 3 at the same time and when she wakes up from a nap she has to carry all 3 of them. Heaven forbid she drop one. And washing them is out fo the question. If she even hears the washing machine she checks to make sure she has the lovies or else she stands in front of the washer and cries.

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