Blankie went everywhere with her. She loved her Blankie.
Then one day, her Baby sister Annie, was born. Pretty much the day after Annie came home, I found Emily in my jammie drawer.
ME: "Whatcha doing, Pumpkin?"
EM "Wookin for a BLANKIE!"
ME: "Well Sweetie, what's wrong with your Blankie?"
EM: "No! Not MY BLANKIE! Pooh needs Blankie!"
ME: "Oh but Sweetheart, remember we bought her that pretty Baby Blankie? That is Pooh's".
EM: "No! Pooh wants one like mine.. HERE GO! I find one! He He!"
ME: "Oh, Are you SURE Pooh wants that one?" (as I eye my new VS silky replacement sleep shirt).
I cut the buttons off, Emily tucked Annie into Sleep shirt turned Blankie, AND SO begin the love of Annie's Blankie. Just like her Sissy, but with tiny flowers on it.
Annie took it everywhere. Annie loved her Blankie too.
My Girls kept their blankies forever. As they grew up their Blankies changed jobs. They went on less frequent daily trips but continued to be their with them to comfort at bedtime. The Blankies stowed away inside their pillow cases to sleepovers. A reach inside the pillow, gave assurance and comfort.
I am not positive where Emily's is today. I am sure she knows where it is. Maybe tucked in her dresser drawer, disguised as an old sleep shirt.
Annie's, I can tell you exactly where it is.
On her last night here, she was packed and ready to move off to College. That evening, she feared of a bug in the room. I woke her in the morning, finding her asleep with Blankie covering her face, protecting her from that awful bug! The Blankie still has her scent on it. I have it tucked under my pillow, where I can reach it, and be comforted. The soft feel, reminds me of the comfort they brought the girls and now I am being comforted.
Once again, Blankie to the rescue.