We eat dinner at 6pm (toddlers and old people have the same dining time preferences) and then these exact things happen almost every night:
|I just can't resist doing this|
|Mommy, Peanut STOLE MY BLANKET!|
|PEAAAAAAAAANUT! GIVE IT BACK!|
|Victory is mine!|
|I just wanted what is rightfully mine.|
|Now I can catch up on my reading!|
|You are raising a spoiled diva. That blanket was mine first.|
|The plot in this tale makes it a real page turner.|
|Time to go on adventures with SPELLING!|
|I wonder if this locally grown AND organic like I demanded?|
|I guess I'll eat it anyway.|
For clarification, that blanket isn't even a blanket, it's a Brookstone Snuggie rip-off (is it a rip-off if it's more expensive than the original?) and it's supposed to be mine. I got to use it for a while until Peanut claimed it (this was before Faith was around) and after she slept on it for hours, it smelled like dog and I started to avoid using it and it pretty much became her blanket. Peanut gets deeply attached to fleece things, so I wasn't shocked and it helped her calm down and go to sleep, so I didn't really care either.
A few months ago, Faith decided that it was HER blanket and now she won't let Peanut touch it. Faith freaks out if she can't find the blanket downstairs, so I have to wash it at night or during nap time, but she only wants it if she's downstairs (she has other special blankets in her crib). I know I shouldn't laugh, but it's so funny to see the dog and kid both trying to claim a stupid piece of pink fleece. In case you were wondering, Faith always wins.
Faith always watches an episode of Super Why before bed because it's her new favorite thing in the world. Sure, some people are all "Blah, blah, TV is bad for kids, blah, blah" but she started liking this show and within a week, she knew the whole alphabet. I shit you not, she went from knowing no letters or numbers at all to this in a week:
Yeah, she's a genius and yeah, she farts loudly at the 40 second mark. I'm proud on so many levels.
Did you have a special blanket when you were little? I never had a blanket, but I had a teddy bear. I think the stuffed animal is better because it's more portable, but blankets are easier to wash so maybe it's even.