The stuffed weasel.
Squeaky was a Christmas present from my Beloved Cousins to AC. AC is in love with Squeaky. It rode home from Tennessee and doubled as AC’s pillow that first night, and she’s slept with it every night since.
You can tell it’s a favorite toy because it has an actual name. Most of AC’s stuffed toys have names like “Small White Bear,” or “Big Brown Bear.” There’s a bear named "Ted, " but DG helped with that one. We also have a doll named "Sister," one called “Wee AC” and several named “Bob” (because I am no good at naming dolls, so I just called them all Bob and it stuck.) Squeaky Martin Rascal has been given 3 original names without any parental input. He is indeed special.
Squeaky sleeps with AC. Now there is a menagerie in the bed with AC most nights, but Squeaky is the one that gets to cuddle up with AC and sleep under the covers.
The weasel is beloved.
But not by me.
For the first week or so Squeaky slept with AC, I’d have a heart attack when I’d go in to tuck her in before I went to bed. Just picture what Squeaky looks like in the glow of a night light around 11pm. If you thought, “Like a giant rat about to eat your child’s ears off,” you are exactly right.
DG, of course, finds the attempted murder of a stuffed animal extremely amusing. I don’t. It is very hard to sleep after the adrenaline rush caused by the need to save my child from a giant rat.
AC has a bed full and toy box full or cute stuffed toys—cuddly bunnies, fuzzy teddy bears, cute kitties and doggies and even a couple of sweet looking dinosaurs—yet she is drawn to the weasel. (shudder)
I’ve resigned myself to the weasel. There’s no sense trying to fight it or turn her attention somewhere else.
But let me just say that when AC comes crawling into our bed in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning, that weasel is NOT welcome. It stays in her room. I’m not going to open my eyes and be nose to snout with a weasel. That would truly give me a heart attack.
So do y’all think I’m insane?
P.S. Don’t forget, Kristi Gold will be guest blogging with us tomorrow. Be sure to drop by—and bring a friend with you. Copies of her new book launching the Everlasting line are up for grabs!!
P.P.S. Angel's carpet adventure has gone into overtime. (Yes, she is beyond thrilled.) She'll announce her winner later this week. Keep checking in to see if it's you!