Saturday, May 24, 2008

Personal Security

You'd think that children who always travel in a herd, who constantly have their own squad of companions, wouldn't need comfort objects. After all, they are never alone. There is always someone around to comfort them, right? But I suppose the fact that there is also ALWAYS someone around to snatch their book, run off with their truck, steal their ball, or shove them out of the way, also creates the need to have objects that are ALWAYS the possession of a single child, rather than the group. That being the case, the kids have each laid claim to their own personal security blankets.
Jonathan is partial to this blanket, one of a set made for the kids by our wonderful friend Matthew's wonderful mother Sue. He doesn't really care which of the blankets it is, as long as it's one of Sue's blankets. It almost always has a wet spot from where he has been chewing or sucking on it.
Zachary is attached to this blanket, made by Grammy Pammy. I don't know for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if she spun this wool herself! She knows how to do that! Isn't that amazing? It's super-soft, and he loves it!
Reagan, my little girly princess, has claimed the one and only pink silky blanket. It is the softest, girliest blanket ever! She was actually the first child to claim a blanket as personal property and responds quickly with a high-pitched squeal of irritation if anyone else touches it.

Thomas' blanket is, sweetly enough, my former baby blanket! I have to say it warms my heart to know that one of the kids prefers this one to any other, since it was mine. Although, I have to admit that I don't think I was ever particularly attached to it myself. It is certainly in good condition, so I didn't wear it out if I was attached to it.

I don't know that I was ever really attached to any blankets. Maybe I was, but I don't remember, so the attachment must not have lasted very long. I was more of a stuffed animal girl. The kids have those too, but aren't as needy of them as they are of their blankets. Except for Reagan who has recently become quite attached to a squishy, jingly, pink baby doll. Such a girl!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fellow quad mom here! Your kiddos are so cute. I found you through another quad mom's site!