When I was young, I had my favorite toys and all, but I can't say I was ever really attached to anything in particular. I had two dolls, a Carebear, one Barbie and a boat load of books. None of which I slept with or carried around with any consistency. I thought The Boss was going to be the same way when at a year, she had failed to attach to any kind of lovey for bedtime. Even when Jen came to take her one year portraits and asked if there was any blanket or lovey I wanted in the pictures, I said no because there just wasn't one.
Fast forward seven months and we have quite the veritable bevy of sleep companions that accompany The Boss to bed. It all started with one. Pink Elephant. She was the original and sole lovey for 6 months. I liked Pink Elephant. Pink Elephant was small and easy to snuggle with when putting The Boss to bed. I especially liked how The Boss would snuggle with Pink Elephant while falling asleep. She'd lay on top of it while tucking her arms under herself (I call it her self swaddling method). Then we went to New York and our friends introduced Doggy. Ok, we can handle two. Then suddenly Doggy and Pink Elephant needed another Charlie's Angel and Lamby came into the fray.
Yellow Crab was a questionable addition. Questionable only in that he's kind of big, but she insisted and as you can see, Yellow Crab functions as a pillow. Gotta give her points for resourcefulness on that one. So now all of the above are regulars and she'll take in the occasion stray depending on the day. Honorary loveys include Monkey (as shown above),Strawberry (as in Shortcake) and her baby. During her recent week long crib strike, I was able to snap some pictures of her and her buddies. The future son-in-law will surely want to see these some day. I have to prepare him.
p.s. We're good on the stuffed animals. She's not getting a California King to accommodate sleeping with any more!