Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Livie the blanket snob

Livie has a favorite blanket. She's had it since birth. She sleeps with it and will not allow another blanket on her. If I try to use a different blanket or double cover her, she sits up and says, "Oh no. Oh no..." like a worried old lady, as she pushes the wrong blanket off. She only wants her what-used-to-be-white-&-plushy blanket. Now's it dingy and gross. I try to wash it on a regular basis, because she drags it around everywhere. But it's tricky. I have to wash it before her nap or right after nap so it's nice and clean for bedtime. Somedays I end up having to wash it twice.
Well, I got tired of it, so I bought another blanket that is white (kinda- it's actually an off-white...) and plush. I figured I could sneak it in at a nap or bedtime while the "real" blanket was in the wash. Yeah... nice try Tori :). Today we laid her down for a nap with the fake blanket because her real blanket was washing. She cried and yelled for half an hour while her blanket finished washing and drying. Sei took her real blanket in, she threw the fake blanket out and promptly laid down to go to sleep. Weirdo.

The real one


The fake one


Can you tell them apart???



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31 comments:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Liam is the exact same way with his silky blue blanky. He does let me get away with something else silky now and then while the "real thing" gets washed. Luckily both grandmas got him the same blanket before he was born, so one hangs out at the sitter's and one is here. F-U-N!

P.S. I can barely tell the difference. Funny girl.

Lauren said...

There is this girl I know, and her name is Lauren...some call her Busy Bee Lauren (crazy and weird name if you ask me) and she totally is the same as Livie. Like, she is in love with her pink blankie...loves it. If you asked her, she would tell ya there is a HUGE difference between those two blankies.

If you asked me though...well, I don't have an opinion haha!

A Little Revolution said...

The real one is on the left. Oops, you didn't really mean for us to answer. My youngest loves knitted blankets with holes to put her fingers through. She has about 4 or 5 that are acceptable to her. At least that allows us to wash them in shifts.

Yvonne said...

My kids used to have blankies and believe me if they didn't have the right one they knew it!!!! I love that!!!

(By the way, I'm so gla dyou tell us what movie your quotes are from, or I would be driving myself crazy all day, trying to figure it out!!!)

Special K ~Toni said...

David was like this, but I refused to let Luke. Such a mean mommy, aren't I?? I constantly changed blankets on him when he was little. Probably why he sucks his thumb- something I can't control!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'm no blanket identity expert but I play one on teh internetz.

Even without my magnifying glass I can tell the difference. I made a cute little mermaid print quilt for my niece when she was born. Ummmm, it came out all crooked so I gave it to Melody who carries it with her everywhere and insists she can't sleep without it. Yeah, I sent my daughter to sleep with the fishes. :)

S said...

Aaaa. YEAH I can tell a difference. What the heck are you thinking oh quiet one, r you trying to make someone else make all the noise????? Good luck with that, my sis gave up her blankie (so she says) at 40! And I have a pillow, I take EVERYWHERE--even when I was in labor:)

Colleen said...

Zoe has never made any connections like this. Sometimes it makes me a little sad that she doesn't have that special security thing... but mostly, I'm sooooo relieved I don't have to deal with losing a special thing... or having to do rush wash jobs. yeesh.

tara said...

Ummm.... I'm glad Ali isn't the only one! Seriously, she can tell the difference in the dark!

And we have the same carpet! (o:

Nancy Face said...

Livie is a genius blakie connoisseur. What's a mom to do? :)

Nancy Face said...

Oh yeah, I can spell connoisseur, but not blankie!

No Cool Story said...

Cute and smart!

Now, for you: Trying to pass off illegal blankets, tsk tsk Tori!

Suzanne said...

I'll bet it was because it didn't have the right smell. That's a huge part of the blankie love is sniffing it. If you leave both together for awhile, so the new one smells like the old one, I wonder if she'd be able to tell the difference! Hmm...

My boys have always been like that with their blankets too. We've left them at Grandma's house once in awhile and it's always worth the drive back to get them before bed. Arg! :D

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

One is a little bluer.

That Livie, making life hard on her mom. What a stinker.

Dana said...

I guess I was lucky in that none of my kids got attached to a particular blanket!

Mel said...

Cute story... Liv is so smart:)

When my DH was a little kiddo his favorite blanket started to unravel. His big brothers helped that blanket slowly disappear (one thread at a time) over the course of a few months.

Annie said...

One is a little bluer.

That Livie, making life hard on her mom. What a stinker.

omar said...

My boy has two of the exact same blankets (both knit from the same yarn), but I'm pretty sure he can still tell when we give him the "fake" one. We had him fooled for a little while, but then one day he saw both of them together, and that was the end. If I had hidden the alternate one better, we'd still be pulling off the charade.

Jenny said...

That sounds like my son. He had a bear blanket that he carried almost from birth. It was starting to look tattered and had already needed some stitches by the time he was about a year-and-a-half old so we ordered another one exactly like it. Same deal. We handed it to him and he handed it back and said, "Wrong bear." He still has both of them and to this day their names are "Right Bear" and "Wrong Bear."

Yup. Kids are weird. lol

Stepherz said...

A girl who knows what she wants-- nothing wrong with that!

We had that problem with my baby sister. And once she left it at the hotel and we were about to arrive at the airport. She pitched such a fit that we went back to the hotel for it. Almost missed our place.

Maybe if you keep washing the new one, it will get that worn in feel about it and she won't know the difference?

Nancy Face said...

I have an award for you! :)

Amanda said...

What a cutie! I agree with Suzanne about the smell. Sad, but true! ;)

Megan is the same way with her puppy. In fact I was just thinking the other day that I need to blog about it. Stay tuned.....

NOBODY said...

Oh Tori, did you really think you could fool a smart girl about her blankie?

I'm just waiting for Ave's to get up and walk away on its own. Then I don't have to worry about how disgustingly filthy it can get in a week's span.

carronin said...
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carronin said...

I love your song of the day.

carronin said...

I really should proof read before I hit the publish your comment button.

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come or you're going to be hatin' life when she's a teenager.

Carrot Jello said...

You could make the fake one into a ghost costume.

Yeah, that is all I could think of .
Thanks for the birthday...card. :D

aubrey said...

how old is livie? cuz, ava did the same thing with her blanket. it was disgusting and dingy and she had rubbed the tag till it was invisible but she still knew where it used to be and would rub that spot. crazy, i know. so the day before she turned 4 we told her that we were putting her blanket in storage and she had to stop sucking her thumb. and she did. but i relate completely to that. washing it was always tricky and if she saw me throw it in the dryer after the wash cycle, she would try to steal it and keep it. so, i guess i'm just saying. good luck with that.

Kayelyn said...

This, too, shall pass. I hope. It did with all my little woobie, blankie snugglers. Kim was the pickiest, but I was permitted to wash her crocheted blanket as long as she had the other one. If she didn't have holes to stick her fingers through it was a traumatic moment.

Livie will likely be a very healthy adult. The statistics are in your favor and you have blog-imonies that also testify of such truths.

I don't know where all this religious speak is coming from tonight. :P

Jean Knee said...

I'm guessin one smells like her blanket. Lean gets mad if I wash her blanket cause it smells wrong.

wendy said...

My oldest had a favorite blankie. It was pink and had little yarn ties on it. When she was 2 years old we went backpacking in Yosimite and her blanket fell of the pack. She cried for days. It was like she was in mourning.

We told her that a little baby bear was snuggling her blankie, now, and gave her a different blankie with yarn ties (so she could tickle her nose while she sucked her thumb.)

What happened to that little girl? Now she's all 13 and crazy!

none of our other kids have had a favorite blankie.