Tuesday, April 27, 2010
When the “lovies” appear they are like long lost friends to certain kids. If you ever decide to ask a child about this special ‘friend’ you will find there is Lovie Criteria that usually goes along with it.
I am not shy to say that I myself have had many “lovies” over my lifetime. Button noses and eyes have all been loved off along with patches of fur or yarn hair on it is mistakenly thrown away as a rag or garbage.
Perhaps that's why I had one up until recently. I travel a lot so I used to take her out when I went on plane trips.
My husband thought it was kind of endearing but said her name didn't fit because she has long since faded to a pale washed gray.
Her name was, Purple Croissant.
At least that’s all I could use her for then when I traveled; a crescent neck roll. Yes, she was that worn.
What was she before? Who knew, but from what I could recall she was tough, a good friend and knew karate. She feel apart in my arms one day after a washing. I just about did, too.
Now that I am older, I've learned to put my love into things that won't fall apart after too much love and too many washings.
You may have had a lovie yourself. But here is that Lovie Criteria to look out for.
Lovie Criteria for Adults and Children:
1. Relating to a physical object from childhood or that reminds you of childhood that gives you comfort.
2. Giving the lovie a ‘name’.
3. Giving the lovie a personality.
4. No one else ever asks to use or share a lovie after a while; everyone just seems to know whose it is.
5. Hurting someone’s feeling involves hiding or ‘choking a lovie’ (not too nice).
6. New lovies or washed lovies just aren’t the same.
7. A lovie thrown out without the person’s knowledge is an awful feeling.