Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Theo never had a lovey. For those of you out of the mom loop, a lovey is a stuffed animal, toy, or blankie that a small baby/child carries around. They would freak out if it were lost. Linus has his blanket. Ethan has a stuffed kitty and Gianna has a stuffed Cheetah.
Theo is perfectly normal for not having one, and I read that lots of kids don't, but all the same I tried to force one on him. He took a liking to this 99 cent elephant from a local trinket shop. So I decided that it was going to be his new best friend. Every time he put it down, I reminded him to pick it up. He brought it to daycare, brought it on outings. He would even show people his el-pant. The night he fell asleep with it brought us unspeakable joy.
But it didn't last. I don't know where el-pant right now. I used to go to lengths to find him when Theo threw him but now I've given up, since a true lovey would be noticed missing. Ultimately, Theo didn't take to the arranged marriage; he'll have to find true lovey on his own.
Posted by Elyse Orecchio at 10:21 AM