Somewhere between the car, Sephora, Sears and back to the car, we lost Little Dude's blankie yesterday. This was a very BIG deal. He has been sleeping with this blankie since he was about 9 months old. The twins are pushing three now. That blankie has had lots of love. We didn't notice it until nap time. I frantically searched, but knew we hadn't made it home with Blankie. Poor Little Dude looked so sad going to bed without his beloved Blankie. He just kept saying, "Blankie all gone," over and over. I wanted to cry for him.
After nap time we set out on a mission to find Blankie. This time with Miss C in tow. There I am dragging all three kids to the mall right before dinner searching the halls for Blankie. We made it to the Mall Office at 4:59 p.m. hoping to find it in Lost and Found. The office "closed" at 5:00, but it was locked and dark. I really almost started to cry at that point. The we started our search of Sears. We had several employees searching along with us, but never found Blankie. Next, onto Sephora. We struck out again. By this time the kids were whining, tired and hungry. Miss C was throwing multiple tantrums because I kept telling her we weren't going to buy anything. Then we walked past that blasted Build a Bear, and it about did us in. That's when she started screaming. It was classic--frazzled mom and screaming kids. Just like all those moms you would see before you had kids and say, "I'll never be like that when I have kids." That was me yesterday.
I practically had to drag Miss C out of Build a Bear and out to the car. Once everyone was strapped down--still screaming of course, I made a very irrational choice. I decided since we didn't find Blankie we had to make a new one right now which required a trip to Jo-Ann's--once again with all kids in tow. By this point it's almost 6:00 p.m. Thank goodness Jo-Ann's still carries the cuddle fabric and flannel backed satin I made Blankie from originally. As soon as Little Dude saw me put the fabric in the cart he immediately yelled, "Blankie!!" There was no line at the cut table, and Little Dude started cuddling the fabric the second we got it cut.
We hurried home and popped a frozen pizza in the oven because of course no dinner had been made during this whole excursion. I threw the kids in their pjs, turned on Micky Mouse Clubhouse and rushed downstairs to make a replacement Blankie. In one 23-minute Micky Mouse Clubhouse, I frantically made one new Blankie. Talk about sewing in crisis.
I was just cutting threads as I heard the kids calling that Micky Mouse was over. I walked up the stairs holding the replacement Blankie, and I did cry when I saw how happy Little Dude was as he exclaimed, "Another Blankie!"
Sometimes it just hits me how much I love sewing the little things for my kiddos. Big quilts are fun and challenging, but it seems the little things I sew always mean the most.
My replacement was accepted and cuddled all night long.