So when exactly do kids grow out of their loveys?
Big Roo has been the loving owner of Burt the Pink Bear since he was around 15 months. I wrote about Burt back when he was all pink and fluffy (whereas now he pretty much looks, er, greyish… even right after he gets out of the washer). And one of my most heart-thumping parenting moments was when we almost lost Burt at Toys R Us during the holiday season.
Yes, this bear has been through it all.
Recently, Big Roo has taken an even heavier interest in the ole pink bear. He’s wanted to keep him in his backpack at preschool, have him at the dinner table and take him into stores (though I can sometimes convince him otherwise since I still get flashbacks about that time at Toys R Us).
A couple of Saturdays ago, Big Roo woke up and proclaimed that it was Burt’s birthday.
I figured by mid-morning that he would forget he even said it. But nope. He kept talking about it. Burt apparently turned 2 (even though he’s more like 3.5 if you’re really counting when we got him).
So what did this mama do?
We went and bought some birthday cupcakes.
Luckily it’s Valentine’s Day season (Happy Valentine’s Day) so I found some yummy pink and white cupcakes from Whole Foods.
And we had a mini birthday party for the pink bear.
We even sang.
Too bad Burt didn’t really get to eat a cupcake.
But no worries. The kids took care of that.
And that’ll be okay with me.
If he lasts that long.