Friday, February 09, 2007

Switch-a-roo


I always wanted my girls to have a blankie. Each one got a beautiful Gymboree blanket for coming home from the hospital. There was something so cozy about each kid having a blankie and it certainly helped with having a babysitter!

Caroline's was this beautiful fall one and this awesome navy one did not pay attention to it til she was older~like 3. Now she keeps it in her room and plays with her American Girl dolls with it. She still takes it on sleepovers.

Amelia was born in June and got this cute summer-y print one. She never once paid attention to hers so it's in a nice spot for "someday"

Greta got this great floral one. Really sweet. What does she pick to love? A very soft BUT very white fuzzy number from Aunt Christine. It was great for a January baby but so hot and sticky come summer. Greta loved that blankie to shreds. It has holes and a permanent icky smell that just won't wash out. This week was the end. She took it in the van somewhere and dripped that black melted snow/muck all over it.

At Target yesterday I kept showing her fuzzy blankets and asking if she'd like a new "go-ey" (kinda like Joey only with a "g") She said no, no, no. MY GOEY!! I gave up but bought a cute pink one with flowers just in case. At bedtime we gave her the new one and got her all excited about it. It certainly helped that once Amelia saw the attention she threw herself on the floor in protest that it wasn't hers. Once Greta saw that Amelia wanted it, she changed her tune and decided that a new goey wasn't such a bad idea. I am happy to report that old one is bye-bye and new sweet smelling blankie is tucked under her arm as she watches Dora.

OK, go ahead and comment about how mean I am. Tim already has. Until he thought about how many germs were in the old one. Now he's onboard with the new program!

7 comments:

Heaven Sent said...

Yeah for blankies!!! Emma LOVES hers. I'm glad the fresh, new blanket did the trick -- blankies can be a tricky thing. I'm still searching online for a duplicate of Emma's just in case. It was a gift and I can't seem to find one yet, but I haven't lost hope!

Heaven Sent said...

Yeah for blankies!!! Emma LOVES hers. I'm glad the fresh, new blanket did the trick -- blankies can be a tricky thing. I'm still searching online for a duplicate of Emma's just in case. It was a gift and I can't seem to find one yet, but I haven't lost hope!

Mommy Brain said...

I keep telling you white blankies are great because you can bleach them! Anyhoo...I'm buying another kickin blanket for #4! It will be soft, fuzzy and dry clean only! = )

kkoois said...

this makes me miss my piece...:(

Carol said...

I think it was GREAT that you switched, as long as she agreed. Cute, cute, cute!

Frannie Farmer said...

We are blankie crazy in my house. Seriously .. everyone gilr has at least 3 ... but they generally only have ONE that they love enough to fight over and take on trips.
So far - thank heavens - I haven't had to do the switcheroni (sp??)

one hot momma said...

I crocheted blankies for each of my babies...the boys still sleep with them. Lainey loves her silky "nanee" that my aunt got her when she was born. She never took to the one I made her. Owen, however, has worn through his first and I've had to make him another...that DID NOT GO WELL, I still have the old one, hidden in my hope chest just because I couldn't part with it!!! It took him a VERY long time to "fall in love" with the new blankie, but he has...until he walked into my room when I had the hope chest open the other day! He's 8 and he swiped that old hole filled thing and is now sleeping with two! I know that some of you may be wondering why my 8 year old still has a blankie to sleep with, but it helps him sleep and he can take it with him to college for all I care!
Anyway, good luck with the new go-ey I know how hard it can be!!!