Some children find comfort in that one special item. They love it so much they can't ever leave it behind! Usually, as soon as they realize they don't have it, they will let you know. Children that are old enough may tell you nicely. If you have a toddler, you might get crying, kicking or screaming, which usually works faster. Once you make the object available to them, they are "all better."
Well, I think we all have that one thing. Sure, adults may not call it a "blankey" or a "lovey" but, let's face it, we all have some item we keep close to us just for comfort. The purpose of a "blankey" is really to support psychological comfort to a child. But, if you think about it, that is also the purpose it would serve an adult. Like I said, not a blankey, but maybe you have your grandmother's hair pin or your grandfather's watch, or an old picture of the one person you run to when you have a problem. I would consider any of those items a comfort object.
In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with carrying an item around if it makes you feel better. I'm all in for that same feeling. I have a religious prayer card in my wallet, which somehow makes me feel safe, even though I don't read it that often. I probably should. Anyway, back to my security blanket subject...
Sebastian got a plush duck from his aunt and uncle when he was a baby. Natalia got the same one. Sebastian is totally in love with this duck and has taken ownership of both. Natalia doesn't seem to mind.
I wish adults could look this cute holding our comfort item...
|chillin with quack|
|ready to eat|
|dinner for 2|