Katie Kitten By Jellycat
Mini takes after his daddy in many ways. Unfortunately, one of those ways is that he, too, is a Cat Lover. If you ask Mini what his favorite animal is, he will happily reply: “Meow-Meow,” and some of his happiest moments at home are spent chasing our two geriatric cats around before they manage to escape him by going in the back of one of the closets. We’ve taught him to be gentle with the cats, so he is, but he doesn’t quite have the “no yelling or screeching” part down yet.
For his nap time blanket at school, I bought the fuzzy blanket I showed a couple weeks ago, and then attached this Katie Kitten by Jellycat to the top of it. That way, in case one day we forget Buzz, Meow-Meow (the black and white stuffed cat), Lamby-Lamb, or (praise Allah) Bruin Bear, on the way to school, he’ll always have a Meow-Meow with him. It’s kind of weird to sew a stuffed animal to a nap blanket, yes, but about ten years ago I was working at an elementary school and helped out one afternoon in Pre-K, where I saw that one of the little boy’s mothers had done that for him, and it seemed like such a special touch. So I copied that woman. Thank you, faceless woman, for your mothering ideas!