Yes, truthfully this gorgeous looking blanket would be the most prized possession that I own. It was made for me when I was an infant by a sweet auntie and quickly became the item I could not live without...my blankie. No fancy name, no super soft fabric...just a now faded, tattered, and well loved blankie.
The joke used to be:
"You'll sleep with that thing until highschool"....yep.
"You'll take that thing with you to college"...yep.
"Are you going to get married and still sleep with that blankie?"...yep.
While I have certainly graduated from the days of dragging blankie around the house with me everywhere I go, I still prefer to sleep with it. Yes, I confess, I can sleep without it now, but I much prefer to have it. It certainly ensures a better nights sleep and provides just the right amount of extra neck support with my pillow.
So the question is...now that baby J is coming in T minus 2 1/2 months (ahhh!) is it FINALLY the time I have to give up sleeping with blankie? Does becoming a parent mean I should probably not have a security blanket? Will it be weird one day when she's like "Mom, what is this tattered blanket hidden behind your pillow??"
Here's what I think...I love that blanket, and really, she's not going to be talking for a while so I should be fine for at least say, another couple of years, right?
Don't answer that. My decision has been made. The blanket stays. At least for now.