Bella suddenly became attached to a small minky receiving blanket. She can't sleep without it. But the problem is, it's much too small for her. It can only cover up her tummy, so I worry about her little tootsies (which look delicious to Gunner).
So as a surprise, I made her a new minky blankie. I picked out the cutest "big girl" polka-dotted bright orange fabric to go with the super-soft white minky. When I proudly showed her, she declared that "it's baby's blankie". And I can't seem to convince her otherwise. Abel seems to think she'll grow to love it over time, she just needs more bonding time with it. Her old blankie was always her safe haven when she had to go to bed. This one (hopefully) will be her haven as well...hopefully.
So her old blankie will stay at school for naptime at least for now (and sadly replace the cute cot quilt I made her a year and a half ago when she graduated from the crib to a cot at daycare--but the cot quilt can be passed down to Noah). Her old blankie certainly needs to be washed because it gets dragged everywhere but she doesn't seem to mind. That's part of what makes that blankie her favorite blankie.
(The picture doesn't quite capture the right color--it's in a color palate the equivalent of fushia pink.)