Not loveless. Lovieless.
Up there with my daughter, that’s Blue. Blue is a girl. She’s been with us since before Addison was born. She was a baby shower gift. She is the original Blue. There are others, but Little Miss Sunshine knows the difference. You see, the girl took Blue to school with her once. The teacher wrote Addison’s name on Blue in permanent marker. There was a little incident which resulted in me buying spare Blues off Ebay at $18 each, but we were eventually found out. Now, Addison carries around not one, but two Blues. THE Blue is her favorite, but Blue #2 is a fairly constant companion.
Here is my dilemma…when do we cut her off? Do we cut her off at all? She’s almost 5, will start kindergarten in 11 months and we’re starting to feel pressure from our families to put the lovies away. We don’t let her take Blues to preschool, she can’t take them in stores or to the playground, park etc. We will let her bring them in the car, but only if she asks. She sleeps with them every night. If she looses one during the night, when she wakes up she’s immediately on the hunt.
So, what do you think? Do we let her hold on until she gives them up herself? Will she eventually be ready to let go on her own? Have you been through this before? Help a mama out!