This post is inspired by Mama Kat's Writers Workshop. (I know it's a day late but I only found it on Thursday night around 11!)
(There is supposed to be a button there... Not sure why it won't show up)
This is my first one. I am going to tell about a moment that melted my heart.
Since he was 18 months old Doodle Bug has had a blankie. Since he didn't talk yet it didn't have a name for a long time, but once it did we all knew it as Vee-Vee. It's been close at hand ever since. It's gone everywhere. Even the USPS! It was accidentally left on Grandma's living room floor when we left to move to Ohio! It was an agonizing 3 days to wait for it to arrive in the mail! It's cuddled on cold days. It's been a cape. It snuggled with our dog Sierra before she passed. It has nail polish all over it from a random bottle of my cousins... he was covered head to toe too! It used to be sunny yellow, now it is dull mustard. The little bear one the corner is still soft but is a little matted.
|You can see Vee-Vee in the back ground. This picture was when Doodle Bug was 2.|
When Doodle Bug started school last fall, he started to forget about Vee-Vee. It actually sat in my dresser for about 2 weeks, an experiment Hubby thought of. I gave in and put it back on his bed because it hurt to open my dresser and see it there all alone and cold! Then when he got strep throat so bad last month and was miserable he started seeking out Vee-Vee again but it usually stayed in his bed. Again he started to feel better and Vee-Vee was forgotten again. Then one night, while Hubby and I sat and relaxed without the noise of children, a little voice came out of the dark.
"Mommy? Daddy?" said his little voice.
"Yes, baby?" I said.
"What's wrong, Bud?" Hubby asked.
"Can't find Vee-Vee," he said sleepily.
"Hold on Doodle, I got you," I said with tears in my eyes. Looking at Hubby, he smiled. "Go on," he said "I know you live for this stuff."Jumping up, I quickly found Vee-Vee and had it tucked into Doodle Bug's waiting arms in no time. I sat there for a minute with him nodding off to sleep and realized he's still little. As much as he has grown and learned and changed over the years, he still is little. He still needs Vee-Vee. And he still needs me.