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In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
I’m on your side…It’s not like you can reason with a 2 year old. She isn’t doing it on purpose, she’s just craving her routine! I hope things get worked out, SOON!
I let her hold the wet blanket and said, “See? This is why you can’t have it right now but I’ll bring it to you after you go to sleep.”
She fell asleep. I just put it on her. Good lord, I’m glad she’s only two. I can’t imagine dealing with bigger issues than a blanket right now.
ahh yes the blanket..we have had moments all to familar to that I am glad she understood why she couldnt have it right then. its a hard thing to understand sometimes..and- I too know where my baby blankets are, and yes I had two, identical ones, because I could not be without when it was being washed..had to have a back up My dad also said “let her husband deal with it” when he gave me the 8 garbage bags full of my stuffed animals after I got married
as you know, I have towel kids..and just recently we lost “towel” at church.and it has yet to be found…Haley is heartbroken, as am I…she has been ok without it, but I’m not..I keep praying it shows up..its her beloved and I want her to have it when she is 30 :(
uhhh…l still know where mine is too.
Yep…know where mine is, too!
I think kids really NEED their loveys at this stage. (Even one of AJ’s daycare teachers said that, so THERE.) We keep one at school and one at home. Hubby was asking me nervously the other day if any other of the kids (boys) in AJ’s class had a blankie. I basically said, “Who cares?” to him, which probably wasn’t very nice, but that’s what I think. Why make ‘em grow too fast?
That said, I totally understand your washer/dryer dilemma! Oops. I’ve done it too!
I recently retrieved my baby blanket from my parents’ house and am glad to have it back.
I’m on your side. Also, when my firstborn was a todder, I was discussing some things with the pediatrician and she said, “Does he have a comfort item?” She wanted to make sure he had some sort of blankie or lovey.
I’m with you on this one.
I am a real hardliner on most everything else, but when it comes to that comfort item—whatever it may be, if I know it really means something to the child then I make sure they get it as soon as I can.
My oldest is really the only one who has one though. Well two. Tiger and Puppy. Tiger and Puppy have been through a lot, and show a lot of love and abuse. And some nights he goes without them because we can’t find them. But I’ve always taken them to him as soon as they are dry or I find them if he went to bed without them. The other two children don’t really have anything like that—except Ben. The two and half year old still uses a pacifier at night which I DO plan to tackle this summer after we move and get settled—along with potty training.
I confess I had a bear that I took to college that I had as long as I can remember. But I’ve since lost it and it breaks my heart whenever I think of it. So yeah. I’m with you on this one.
Oh wow, I used to (o.k., still do) call my blanket “Mi Amor” which is “my love”. She lives quite comfortably under my pillow.
I’m with you on the blanket thing too. I still remember when my mom made me throw away my first blanket (it was literally in shreds). Just thinking of my second (and last) blanket now still makes me feel comforted. & I think no matter how old you are, we can use all the comfort we can get. It isn’t like she’ll be taking the blanket with her on her honeymoon or anything.
You can NEVER, EVER, EVER get rid of the blankie. That’s in the parenting bible.
I had to drive 2 hours each way to get a blankie that got left behind one time. We didn’t realize it until bed time. He was still awake waiting for it 4 hours later when I got home.
That was kiddo number one. With the rest of the kids I wized up and gave them “blankies” that I could buy in bulk and rotate. It’s when you give them a one of a kind blankie that you’re screwed! lol
Yep… I say give her the blanket too (but I see you did that…)
In my head…this is one battle not worth fighting- especially when it means your own peace and quiet is at stake.
What a night!
Blankie is now clean and back to her hands
P.S. I like the parenting 101
Mr Chudley accompanied me to the hospital when I delivered Charlie. There are times that nothing but your security item will do…
Aww. We have been really lucky in that department. My son attaches himself to whatever’s convenient at the moment. He has multiple blankets, and is rarely choosey. (Thank God!) And he’s usually happy to snuggle up to whatever toy vehicle is closest (stuffed animals?).
So glad she went to sleep knowing that you’d bring her her Beloved. That LB is just so precious…
Ya know, don’t know if I had a blankey! If I did, I’ve forgotten about it… Now, my Mrs. Beasley, that’s another story. We’ve been together for 36 years…
I know exactly where my Beloved is as well. And I can still scarcely believe my husband suggested I just toss it in the garbage. WHAT?!
My son’s Blankie has been left dripping too many a night in the washer at bedtime. There was even one night I had to fish it out of the laundry hamper - all covered in mustard - just so he would go to sleep. And he’s five! We never outgrow them, I think.
My daughter never got attached to a binky. She never got attached to a bottle, and she was potty trained by 22 months, so the diapers didn’t even stick around long. BUT she’s had a woobie that could NOT be left behind at any cost until the past few months. She’s just beginning to outgrow needing the woobie except at bedtime.
There was an incident I blogged about almost exactly a year ago when Daughter accidentally dropped her woobie in the toilet. Just before NAP TIME no less!!!!!
In our house, the woobie was sacred. No punishment would ever ever include separating Daughter from her woobie.
I totally understand as I sleep on the same pillow since I was a baby. Yes, for nearly 26 years I’ve used the same exact pillow every night of my life. I’m aware that that is disgustting, I also don’t care.
I still know where my doll Audrey is.
I still have mine up on a shelf and cannot bring myself to throw the ugly thing away. it is a part of my past plus my Dad gave it to me when I was 2 or 3 and I still remember that day! Lily doesn’t have one but Emma does and I felt your pain. If lovey is in the wash many a time it doesn’t make it to the dryer, I just hand the wet thing to Emma who grabasses it post haste and with the evil eye cast in my direction.
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