Yes…these are the two things that must be with us at all times…..the pacifier….AKA: Nu Nu and the bunny blanket…..AKA: Bun!
Sarah has always been a pacifier baby and this little bun has been with her since she was 5 days old……Aunt Ann and Dee Dee surprised us with a visit from Cape Cod and this Bunny was Dee Dee’s gift to Sarah. It is so cute it is a stuffed animal and a mini silk blanket all in one.
We used to put it in the bassinet with her and she had this thing where she had to sleep with her face covered….it would either be the blanket or the bunny up over her face……in the beginning I was horrified….thinking she would stop breathing under there….but it was her thing and we got used to it…..when people would come to visit they would freak out to see that she covered her face!
We have always had to have the Nu Nu with us at all times….in fact I have them everywhere…a couple in my handbag…..some stored in the kitchen cabinet and I am always finding them in the toy box!
Over the last two months….bunny has become permanently attached to her and when he is not with her she cries….bun….bun…until she holds him in her arms. He is getting pretty ragged looking and I have had to pry him out of her arms at night to get him into the washing machine for a cleaning. I never realized how attached she is to this bunny and I am starting to get nervous….we don’t have a back up Bun…..I have been looking online to find one, but have been unsuccessful to find a duplicate…..we better be extra careful with him!
Nick was a pacifier baby…..I hate to admit it, but he was almost 5 until he gave it up completely! As he got older, he would only use it in hiding! We finally decided that he had to give his pacifier up and the best way to do it was to leave it for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and in return, Santa would leave him an extra special gift! It worked, but if you could have seen him when he had to put the pacifier on the plate with Santa’s Cookies……he was hysterical…..like saying good bye to your closest friends! It was hard to watch, but we had to get rid of it! That pacifier is stored in his memory box! We now joke with him whenever we are missing one of Sarah’s Nu Nu’s…….we accuse Nick of stealing it…..he gets a big kick out of it!
When I was little I had a big gingerbread doll…he looked like a giant stuffed gingerbread cookie and I called him Gingie…..he went everywhere with me. I will never forget as a teenager we were cleaning out closets in the house and I found two and was so surprised…..Mom had a back up, but never needed it! The original is still with me….stored away somewhere in the basement!
What does your little one cling too or What was your security as a child?
Have a good night!