A conversation about moving stories brought up security blankets and that got me thinking about a conversation we have not had here at ALL. Not even @qualeshia3 has asked this question. And that’s saying a lot
Do you have, or did you have a security blanket?
I never had an actual blanket as a “security blanket” like Linus does in the Peanuts Kids comics. I had have a hand towel. It’s got a white rim around it. It’s light blue with white daisies. Idk how it happened but when I was little that became the thing I carried around with me, or that I held onto when in my bed not feeling well. It gave me comfort.
I still have that towel tucked away in a safe place at my parents’ house. And you BET I’m never getting rid of it. Maybe I’ll be buried with it
I had an actual blanket and a toy. The blanket was a just plain white and soft, I creatively named it ‘white blankie’ and my sister also creatively named hers ‘red blankie’ (one guess as to the colour of hers)
the toy was a handmade lovey/music box, it was basically just a hand-sized disc with a face and ears and a little music box stuffed inside. It was made of… like… carpet? but soft. i have no clue what the material actually is. Oh, it had a little ribbon for hair, too. He was extra creatively called ‘wally’ because i could not pronounce lovey.
i was so attached to it that my parents aquired 3 more; Orange Wally lived at grandma and grandpa’s, Old Wally stayed with me, and I guess I must have lost him at one point because New Wally also appeared and lived on the bed. The 4th wally never made a debut, i only found out about it when i was older.
I took both the blankie and Old Wally when i moved out and they stay on my bed. I recently replaced Wally’s musicbox, it had been broken for years but i finally located one that played Edelweiss and reinstalled it. That’s about the best i can do to repair him, since i reportedly left him on a hot burner as a child… and ripped his ears off… and there’s no salvaging those singe marks oh well, he still snuggles good lol
As a kid, I really loved my stuffed animals, I would have to take them literally anywhere me and my family went because I would cry and feel bad if one of them was left behind. It’s not a single security blanket, but like a whole collection of them lol. My favorites were a baby doll named Maggie and a blue stuffed rabbit named Bunicles (? not sure exactly how to spell it, but I pronounced it Bun-ik-cles).
I did have a great Hello Kitty Blanket.
Inevitably, they all ended up destroyed. Lost all those toys through moving, a house fire, theft, and generally being irresponsible and misplacing them.
She’s a 4 year old child with a 6 year old sister. There’s 1 mermaid tail blanket around the house, they’ve both been given mermaid dolls. They pretend to be mermaids, but specifically to her, she will carry the mermaids and ponies around the house and get mad if the baby brother dares touch one.
It was sad, but I’ve had to leave all my stuff behind multiple times, so I don’t really have any need or want for material objects, tbh. If I saw a replication in a store, I probably wouldn’t buy it. Memories are more precious
I don’t remember what it’s called, but I had this tuxedo cat that replicated a real cat sleeping. I got it when I was five, and when it’s turned on it made it look like it was breathing, and you could press it on the stomach area to make it snore.
I have a ragdoll made by my great-grandmother that I’ve had since I was about 10 months old. Her name is (creatively) Dolly and I took her everywhere for years. There’s even a photo my mom has framed of my siblings and I when I was about 3 and my face is all red and splotchy from crying because she tried to get me to put Dolly down for the picture.
I do still have Dolly safely in a box and I plan to pass her down to one of my kids one day.
Oh my gosh. I used to put stuffed animals under my shirt when I was 3-5 and pretend just that XD
I thought I was weird XD
But now it makes me wonder if many children go through that as a growing-up process. Detaching themselves from the baby state they were in using make-believe? No one taught me how to do it. I just did it.
I love to hear companions that are still being kept safely. I have some like that. I used to think that I would never let anyone touch them. Not even my own kids in the future. But maybe that will change.