Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Life Almost Ended

Pumpkin has an off-white, crochet blanket that is the most important of all her possessions. She sleeps with it, eats with it, travels with it, pees with it, chews it, and drags it around. She calls it her "Geekie". It was made by a good friend of mine. Pumpkin also has a back-up Geekie, which is just a receiving type of blanket that came with a sleeper that she was given as an infant. It's pink with flowers, and for some reason became important to Pumpkin as well. A lot of kids I know have a favourite possession like this, whether it be a stuffed toy or something else. All that really matters is that whatever this possession is, it must never be lost, torn, bent, folded, or mutilated. Imagine then, how life as we know it almost ended last Sunday when we loaded up the car to return home from a day at the pool at my FIL's place. Pumpkin left the Geekies in the car that day as we told Pumpkin that they could not swim, which really meant that I didn't want more crap to carry as I was already too loaded down. Hubby was in charge of strapping Pumpkin into her car seat, and had to move the blankets out of the way to do it. As we were driving home, Pumpkin shrieked, "It's stuck!" I glanced back and took a second to understand what I was looking at. She was holding a corner of the crochet blanket which appeared to be coming out of the ceiling. "Is Geekie on the roof???", I shouted at hubby.
"Uhhhh, yeah", he replied, without enough of a sense of urgency. I pulled over to find that both blankets were out there. The pink one was tangled up in the main one, and it was only by luck that the main one was anchored by the door. All is well now, and I don't want to start a fight over it, so it will have to suffice to embarrass my husband by publishing this story on the World Wide Web, in hopes that enough of our friends read this post and tell him what a doofus he is.

9 comments:

Mamalooper said...

Our's is called "Duckie" even though it is a blanket. There is a duck on it, hence the name. Anyhow, my WORST fear is losing it somewhere. I even emailed the manufacturer to find a second back-up one, but they don't make it anymore in that same style.

And we're the same, Duckie definitely stays in the car/at home to minimize the chances of losing it.

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Stewie has his blankie, which is a puppy head attached to a blanket - very soft. When I realized that this was his attachment, I quickly searched ebay and bought a second one. It stayed hidden in the drawer, and we alternated the two for a while, so they would be equally worn.

Well, Stewie was too smart for that. He discovered that there were two. Now? He has to have not one, but TWO blankies.

(And he had a near meltdown the other day when he saw me put them in the dryer!)

nomotherearth said...

We had "teddy bear day" at daycare, and I made the Boy leave his favourite one at home and take one that I hoped would be lost by the end of the day. It wasn't, sadly.

Whirlwind said...

None of my girls have ever been attached to anything.

But we have a friend whose son was attached to Dog. One day, last winter, Dog got lost (mom was pregnant with her fifth child and in the process of moving). It was a very hard few months for them.

kittenpie said...

This is why we had FIVE doggies - identical - and rotated them for even wear until she was about three or 3.5, when we figured she may as well have all 5. Now she can identify each one, and they each have their own names. But we had lost one (and replaced it without being noticed), and a teacher at one point "fixed" one, so we were pretty glad to have the extras...
Mr. Mac, you need to know that losing the loveys is JUST. NOT. COOL!

accidental irish said...

WOW - I'm pretty sure Hubby won't do that again! Just know, I can crochet pretty fast :)

Barrie said...

I am so glad you saved the blankets in time. I almost lost to a large wave in the ocean. Talk about panic.

b*babbler said...

holy crap - this is why we totally have 6 bunnies.

I'm not kidding.

Melissa said...

Dude... DOO-FUS ;)

That's like leaving GOLD on the car. GOLD that gets slept with chewed on and peed with!