Norah has Bo-Bo, her stuffed pink bear, and it seems that Caleb has adopted his blue blanket as his cuddle object.
This evening, he was getting very sleepy, and his blankie was frustratingly still inside his crib from this morning:
Once he managed to pull it out (with a little help from Mom), he was a happier boy.
Isn't that just the sweetest?
And, yeah, he's got some pink pacifiers. No, they're not hand-me-downs from Norah (we're not that cruel; we do buy the boy his own "nooks" -- as we call them); see, he only likes one specific brand of Playtex Binkies, and for awhile, the only ones we could find were at Walgreens, and they seemed to only stock pink ones. More recently, I ordered a few packages worth of blue ones via Amazon, but he still seems to favor the pink ones.
Whatevs. It doesn't matter to us if he's sucking on a pink one or a blue one; he doesn't have a whole lotta Dude Credit when he's snuggling his blankie on the floor -- no matter the color of his nook.
Do your kids have favorite cuddle objects or "lovies"? I know when I was a baby, I had my Big Kitty -- ugliest stuffed cat you've ever seen in your life -- but I hugged and snuggled the bejesus out of that thing until it had no stuffing left in its neck.
Still no neck stuffing. And, yes, I still have it. No, I don't snuggle it anymore.
That's what Jer-Bears are for.