Tip of the Week – The Priceless “Lovey”
This week’s tip is all about “loveys,” those special stuffed animals or blankets that a child chooses as their ” most beloved!” Each of my three children has had a lovey and luckily our family was able to hold on to these comfort items and avoid potential stress for us all!
But, if you end up in the unfortunate position of being unable to locate a lost lovey, no need to fear! In a new twist on treasure hunting, the kind people at Dirty Butter offer frantic parents a variety of solutions to this problem! This curiously named site allows parents to post a written “plea,” describing the missing toy, and request help in locating a replacement. Dirty Butter also hosts an ebay store with dozens of loveys which are for sale and finally, the site will connect you with crafts people who can create a custom made replica!
As a parent, I think that lovies of all kinds play an important role in a child’s life, providing reassurance and security. I relearned that lesson last week while vacationing with my family in Colorado. My seven year old daughter found a stuffed, pink “Ugly Doll” in a gift shop and couldn’t leave the store without it! During the next week, this crazy looking doll was her constant companion as we lodged in three different hotels, took snowy car rides and finally, a long plane ride home. Her attachment to “Strawberry” reminded me that even older children need a bit of coziness too.
If there is a special boy or girl in your life who might love a comfy new friend, you’ll find lots of fabulous choices at Pink Olive! Also curiously named, pinkoliveboutique.com offers stuffed buddies ranging from traditional teddy bears to quirky hand sewn felt bunnies to colorful knit mermaids! I especially love the “latte flatout bear” made of sheepskin (also available in “milk” and “chocolate!”) and the “le lapin d’avril fuschia felt doll“! This “can’t miss” selection of potential lovies is sure to please any child!
Here’s to lovies, past and future, and the wonderful children that call them their own!
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