Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Missing: Baby Blanket

Love Bean reading with her blanky

Back in March, I had a semi-traumatic experience. I LOST BLANKY!

Love Bean is extremely attached to her blanket. She has slept with it every night since birth, and my Grandma crocheted it for her, so it's very sentimental. For heaven's sake, we can't even sit on the couch and read a book without it. So, when I was loading her back in the car after a trip to Target, and blanky was no where to be found, my stomach churned.

We immediately went back inside to the customer service desk to ask if it had been turned in. No such luck. On the brink of tears, I gave the young girl a description of the blanket, and my name and phone number so she could call me if it showed up. I asked her if she could ask the employees on the floor about the blanket using her walky talky. She said no, and insisted that if someone had found it, they would have brought it up to her. I retraced our steps, but didn't see it anywhere.

We went back to the car. I started crying as soon as Love Bean asked for blanky. Wanting to be consoled and comforted, I called Tim. Instead he responded with, "How could you do that?!" "Did you look in the cart? Did you retrace your steps in the store? Is it in the trunk?"  Of course I had looked in all those places. After a quick, "I gotta go" I hung up, because he was just making me feel worse.

A few minutes later Mallorie happened to call me. Still crying (I'm a crier, if you haven't picked up on that yet:) I answered, and told her blanky was missing. She told to go back to the store, check at the fitting rooms and then find the oldest female employee and ask her for help. Mal said, the girl at the customer service desk probably didn't have kids, therefore she didn't understand how dire my situation was. I needed to find a fellow mom.

When I went back into Target, I found a couple of employees in the maternity section and asked if they had found a baby blanket. One of the employees recognized me from my previous trips into the store, and assured me it would turn up. The other got right on her walky talky and asked the floor employees if they had found one (hmm...thought they couldn't do that). No one had. I was feeling pretty hopeless. The employee that put out my distress call, volunteered to walk through the store again with me. So we started retracing our steps.

She was so nice. As we retraced my steps, she told me how she could relate because her oldest had been super attached to his blanket too. Just when I was ready to give up out of the corner of my eye I saw blanky! It was lying on a pile of clearance curtains. We had only stopped and looked at those for a minute, so I had completely forgot to look there the first time back through the store.

Love Bean and I both rejoiced at the sight of it, and all was well again in our little world. It may sound a little dramatic to some, but when you're child is attached to something as much as she is too her blanky, all you can imagine how horrible bedtime is going to be.


  1. My 2 year old daughter, Makenna, is attached to her horse, and can't go anywhere without, or sleep without it either. If she is upset, frustrated, or wants to watch cartoons, she relies on her BFF (the horse) to keep her company or help her through a tough situation. Her Daddy bought her it when we lived in Germany, so if we ever lost it, it wouldn't be a good day or year! Lol.

    1. Sounds just like Stella and her blanky! Losing their lovies is the stuff of nightmares!!

  2. I'm glad u found that because I still have mine I would die if I lost it lol and yes I'm 26.. love u jamie!!! This is steph :-)


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