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Bye-Bye Blankie

When my youngest son was about one, he latched on to one of my favorite shirts and claimed it as his blankie. I made the mistake of putting in on for work one day and it was not a pretty sight. I soon resolved that I had one less article of clothing in my closet and, secretly, gloated that he picked something of mine to claim as his.

bradley's blankie

Well, recently after doing laundry and handing him his fresh, clean, snuggly blankie he gave it back to me.

“Momma, this is your shirt. Here you go.”

Divas, my heart broke just a little bit.

“Silly, it’s your blankie, go put it in your room.”

“No, it’s your shirt. You can have it back. I don’t need it anymore.”

What could I do, but take it back and hang it up. I haven’t worn it and, honestly, don’t think I will. It will now forever be known as Bradley’s blankie.

My baby boy is growing up on me. I knew the day was going to come, but for some reason my heart just wasn’t prepared for it to come that day and in that way. I mean, he’s supposed to want his blankie until he leaves for college, right?

Kindergarten is on the horizon. A little over a month from now, his carefree days of daycare, snack time and naps will be snatched away. I’ve been prepping him for the past year and he’s truly excited. Let’s be honest, Divas,

I’ve been really prepping myself.

My baby’s growing up on me….I think I’m going to go curl up with his blankie for a bit.

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Dianna @ Oy Vey a Day

Tuesday 31st of December 2013

How sweet. You should have the shirt sewn into a quilt to keep forever.


Wednesday 1st of January 2014

Hi Dianna! Thank you for the suggestion. That's a great idea!

Val Frania

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

My cousin had a blankie and when he grew up he still had a little square piece in his wallet!

Rabia @ TheLiebers

Friday 12th of July 2013

I think I would have cried!! My nine year old daughter has a blankie. It isn't essential to her sleep like it was when she was little, but it still finds its way into her bed most nights. And she recently packed it to go on vacation. I don't think I'm ready for her to totally give it up!


Wednesday 10th of July 2013 sweet Michelle! I know how you feel girl! Our youngest takes his senior photos this week! Where.has.the.time.gone?! They grow up too fast! :( Thanks so much for linking up...have a wonderful rest of your week lady!


Tuesday 9th of July 2013

Yes, I can relate and it always makes me sad to see my kids growing up. If only I could make them stay toddlers, I would!

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