Last week I had a little break from pretty.little.things as I was in the midst of a bug epidemic that swept the E household. Lucy very kindly held fort without me though and now I am back with avengence.
This week the theme is Special Bedtime Toys.
Growing up I had 'Rabbit.' No fancy names for my favourite toy. Just Rabbit. Rabbit came everywhere with me and I actually got him on the day I was born, not by anyone particularly special, just a friend of my Mums who over the years she has lost touch with. Yet Rabbit and I became faithful friends.
It is funny but I remember Rabbit there at some over the really important events in my life. I remember watching him go through the washing machine when I was sick on him and I sat there peering into the spin cycle until he came out. I remember losing him when I was out shopping with my Mum and us having to retrace our steps until we found him. As I got older, I remember many a time cuddling him and sobbing into his soft cuddly fur. Rabbit has got the brunt of a lot of tears over the years- whether it was over the break of my parents or over my teenage heart being broken- Rabbit got it all.
Rabbit has been thrown across the room in anger and once when I was a teenager I let an ex boyfriend look after him and we had a fight and he ripped his tail off. My Mum sewed it back on for me but Rabbit never went to anyone else ever again.
Rabbit has been all over the world and lived in many different houses in the twenty eight years he has been around. Now his home is the chair in our study, where he silently guards the place. One day when she is old enough I will give him to Mads, although I am not ready to part with him myself just yet.
Me and Rabbit have been through a lot over the years and like me he is getting older. He used to have beautiful pink fluffy fur and now he has grey matted fur that is going bald in some places. However I think that makes him more endearing. I am forever thankful for my faithful friend who has always been there to comfort me.
Which brings me to Mads. At fourteen months she is yet to have a cuddly toy that she takes everywhere with her but she already has a faithful companion- her seahorse. I bought him for her when she was a couple of weeks old after another friend swearing by them and he certainly hasn't let us down. His tummy lights up and he plays a lullaby. We turn him on every night when she goes to sleep. His name aptly is 'Friend.'
Mads certainly loves Friend and often in the middle of the night or in the morning when she wakes up we will hear her turn him on. Also when we get her out of her cot in the morning or after a nap she often will take Friend with her downstairs. I love that it is a comfort to her and sometimes in the night I will check on her and she will be cuddling him. Very cute.
So there we have it. Our favourite bedtime companions.
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