Anybody who has a kid who has a comforter like a teddy or blanket knows the sheer panic when it’s nowhere to be seen. Kayla has two blankets and a Teddy. One blanket in particular named Bubbles cannot leave the house. I would have a nervous break-down if he (he’s a male blanket btw) crossed the front door. She will not go to sleep in our house without this one particular blanket. Even though we have a replacement, it’s not the same.
I was in the playroom yesterday and there was an awful whiff about the place. I sniffed around and discovered it was coming from Frankie’s Teddy, humming it was! Foolishly I put Teddy in the was at 7.10pm. I replaced him with a blue Rabbit because Frankie’s one and he wouldn’t notice surely. He was having none of Rabbit. For the guts of an hour Frankie wouldn’t settle, he abused poor Rabbit. He bit, stomped and launched Rabbit from his cot like a missile. He called Teddy as if he had legs and would run up to him. I knew if I took Teddy out of the wash he’d be wringing wet, so we both tried to cuddle, comfort and get him off to sleep. By 8.15pm there was no other option but to give him Teddy absolutely sapping wet.
Teddy is abused daily. He’s been stitched up three times in the past month and he’s missing an eye. Frankie is always creating little holes and de-fluffing the poor little dude too. I actually don’t know how Teddy has survived the past year, and how he still looks so good is beyond me.
Between Bubbles the blanket and Teddy the bear my heart is broken. I really need to find a spare Teddy for Frankie. I had nightmares last night about losing Bubbles and Teddy, they ran off together never to be found again. If that actually happened my kids would probably NEVER ever sleep again.
Does your little one have a comforter? Would you be lost without it?