The top six loveys are lammy, blankie, sleeping bunny, Chester the large cat, princess blanket and the unicorn pillow pet. They can be found all jammed up around her as she drifts into la la land.
Everyday, she adds a new one to the night night crowd and the ranks swell to 10 or 15. I’ve seen stuffed animals of all sorts join the slumber party – horses, rabbits, kittens, puppies and the ladybug happy napper (a waste of money). When it starts getting ridiculous, I take all of them out and leave the original six. And then the cycle starts all over again.
When we travel, I limit the loveys so she always chooses unicorn pillow pet, lammy and blankie. The rest are left to wallow in their sadness over not being chosen and patiently wait for their adopted mother to return.
As the days pass, I know she will mature beyond the need for her lovey entourage, which deeply saddens me (and makes me want to bawl my eyes out because I’m PMSing) and I wonder who will make the cut for the later years.
Smarties, what loveys have your children adopted into your family?