Most kids have a Lovie that they drag around with them wherever they go. Some kids grow out of them quickly and others hold on to them as long as possible. I will admit that I still have my childhood blanket that is falling apart with a huge hole in the middle of it. I was more worried the outside silky edge was still intact since that was the most important part! My Mom swore that I would wear my blanket down the aisle when I got married. (I didn't) I do still keep it for sentimental reasons.
My older daughter has had a few Lovies. She always has a doggie and a baby. Smelly Doggy has stayed constant and has been with her since the beginning. She hates when I wash it because he loses his smell (stink!) But the babies have been changed out every year or two. Usually when their hair is so matted and gross. I don't make her ditch it, she just finds a new doll that is a favorite and replaces the old. I have saved the first doll even though the poor thing should be quarantined!
|Embarassed to show these! Smelly Doggy and Ariel are the current Lovies!|