Dress Up

Audrey’s lovey is a key-lime green lion. Her name is Green Kitty.

Her twin’s name is also Green Kitty.

I’ve tried numerous times to rename them Key Lime and Lemon Meringue. But to no avail.

When Audrey was wee I bought her a green lion. I wanted her favorite lovey to be something we gave her. Elliot’s favorite came to be by pure blind luck. While pregnant with Audrey I was cleaning out the toy box and made a pile of toys that had never been played with and needed to find new homes. The next morning little Elliot wanders into our room, points at the pile and wails. Since he had never played with a single toy in the pile I compromised, he could keep one thing from it. He chose a white bull terrier sent to him by Peter’s aunt at his birth. And since he was language challenged he dubbed the newly claimed BFF Baby Puppy.

Four years later Baby Puppy is a full-fledged member of this family. In fact, he’s sharing Elliot’s bed right now.

On a vacation a few weeks shy of Audrey’s first birthday Green Kitty was dropped out of the stroller and run over in a muddy parking lot. She came clean but the drama of being in the washer was almost too much to bear. So, I purchased a stand-in. We rotated them, only ever leaving one out. Then one day Audrey caught on to me – she had to have both kitties at the same time.

Green Kitty is pretty well traveled. She’s been to Alabama, California and the doctor numerous times. We do not visit the doctor without her, ever. That would be lunacy. She’s the go-to for comfort, so much so that Elliot learned early on that retrieving Green Kitty would make Audrey stop screaming. Not that she ever screamed, she was a charming baby. Heh.

Tonight Green Kitty was feeling a little fancy and dressed in her finest before heading to bed.

I might cry more than Audrey does when Green Kitty doesn’t survive the the washer. I was looking around the Internets to find a picture of a new Green Kitty. No luck. Apparently Manhattan Toys no longer makes her. I did, however, find an interesting site where you can post pictures of the lovey/blankey that you are looking to find again and other people will help you out.

2 smart people left their mark:

  1. Lynn Weddle, 12. May 2009, 11:54

    Green Kitty is really cute! Have you had a birthday party yet for them? That is so much fun!

    Sydney’s “lovey” is Tigger, or as we commonly refer to as “Tiggy”. The one that has no more boing in his tail from 4 years of being dragged by such tail. The one that has no stripes due to being washed so many times. At one point, I found a backup on ebay (because disney discontinued that version) and that one just never washed the same and Sydney discovered it. That’s now “Mama Tiggy.” She hold a level of importance in our family, but not like “Baby Tiggy.”

    I cried when Baby Tiggy 1) stopped going to school 2) got left in the car one night and Sydney said, “I don’t want to sleep with Tiggy tonight.” It’s not frequent but it shows her growing up and I just want to force Tiggy in her arms.

    I remember Tiggy! Maybe your trip to House of Mouse will renew her love.

  2. Halimah, 12. May 2009, 18:26

    The Minion still adores Hedgie the Hedgehog. We’ve completely anthropomorphised Hedgie. We converse with him. I crocheted him a blanket the size of a kleenex. And no, I’m not in therapy.

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