Maggie’s current BFFs
A bunny photobomb
Humor me a sec, will you?
Perhaps one of the best things about being a parent is that you get to be downright goofy, all for the sake of your child’s development. I mean, what other time would it be completely appropriate to create a “Bathtime Song,” for getting ready to bathe? (The lyrics are really creative… “Bathtime, bathtime, bathtime. It’s time for bathtime!”)
So, a related perk is getting to name your child’s comfort items. Maggie has three stuffed friends in heavy rotation. Instead of referring to them as “the monkey” or “that white bunny,” JD and I just named the cotton-filled pals. And, with naming them has come made-up personalities… Here’s the run-down of our daughter’s best friends.
aka “Nappy,” “The Favorite,” “The Napster”
Bio: Nappy is Maggie’s first love. Early on, I kept Nappy by the diaper changing pad so that she’d have a comfortable thing near her while she was changed. (“Nappy” is what the Brits call a diaper, I’ve been told.) Soon after Nappy became a diaper-changing-mainstay, he got lots of affection and open-mouth kisses by Maggie and has since come along to hectic settings and other stressful events. (When Maggie got her 2-month shots, Nappy was right by her side.)
Personality: Generally loving and kind to all the other toys, Nappy can get a little full of himself because, well let’s face it, he’s the favorite. But Nappy has seen a lot, he and Maggie have history… it could be the start of a long, beautiful friendship.
Bio: Not to be confused with Nappy Bunny, Funny Bunny’s number one job is to keep Maggie happy in the carseat. He sets up shop there and really never leaves the car.
Personality: He can withstand a lot of heat from sitting in the car while Maggie isn’t there. Good thing he’s resilient: he and Nappy tend to butt heads about who is Top Bunny. Nappy tends to get the best treatment… Funny doesn’t even come close. But, who could blame Funny for being a little hurt? He sits in the Tennessee heat and gets mostly fussy crying during car trips. Funny is underappreciated, that’s for sure.
The top picture above was after I had dropped off Maggie at daycare on one of her first days, and we brought along Nappy for the ride. Funny Bunny got cast aside after Maggie was safely at school, and Nappy got to ride in the prime spot in the carseat. It was only appropriate for Funny to photobomb the picture I took of Nappy.
aka “Meal Monkey,” “Davie”
Bio: Davie has been often cast aside in earlier weeks, but Maggie has grown increasingly more interested as she develops her gripping skills. Davie, the girl spelling for the Monkees lead singer, was originally introduced to help the transition to daycare, especially when getting used to bottles (thus the “Meal Monkey” nickname). Interesting fact: Davie was separated at birth from her secret twin who still resides in the nursery dresser. JD and I hope Davie becomes a main “lovie” so that when Davie One gets down and out, lost or just plain smelly, Davie Two can come to the rescue.
Personality: Remains to be known since Davie is a new friend. We imagine it could be very upsetting for Davie One and Two to ever meet, so we’ll try to keep that under wraps until the appropriate time, or when we feel Davie One is more mature.