And so began a conversation that made my heart sing.
We were driving home after work/daycare, and out of the blue this statement came from the backseat. It took me a second to register what he meant. But not too long, because I am his mommy after all.
|Sleeping in the early days.|
Edward is looking pretty
bright and clean there
There were three other important stuffies in his life from infancy. Charlie went missing a long time ago, and was sadly forgotten. (I'll save his story for another day.) But B and Turtle are still with us.
"Do you mean B, honey?" Yes, he meant B. He described his little white bear with the blue t-shirt. Daddy remembered the band-aid on his head (split seam - we applied first aid).
Then, "And did I have a turtle too?" Yes he did. We got the turtle at a garage sale when he was an infant. I love turtles. I couldn't resist. He's small and green and super soft. I paid 10 cents for him, and the lady who sold him to us threw in an umbrella stroller for free as well. (She was clearly in purge mode!)
These three stuffies were a team. They played together and slept together and traveled together. But now they were separated. Little Boo was suddenly very concerned about his two "missing" stuffies, so I promised we would find them when we got home. I knew they had to be in one of his huge bins of stuffed friends, so I wasn't concerned. Now the trio are together again, and ready for bedtime duty.