Back before I knew anything about having children, I was of the opinion that you could "get around" a child having a lovie. I thought that if a child had several stuffed animals, blankets, etc., that they loved, then you could avoid the red hot panic of losing, forgetting, or misplacing One Particular Thing. I went so far as to presume that might be good for a child. Who needs a lovie, anyway?
I have been rewarded for this uber-rational but utterly unrealistic line of thinking with a child who has a lovie. Just one. And it's mandatory. He really doesn't go from one room to another without it. And perish the thought that he could sleep without it. That's just crazytalk.
World, meet Dee-Da.
|All images courtesy of the brilliant and talented Betsy Peticolas.|
To Jack, DeeDa makes everything better. He's like Hobbes to Jack's Calvin. Adventures are best undertaken with a truly awesome sidekick.
Hope you all have awesome sidekicks today,