Presenting the love of my life.....
The one whom I cannot do without..
One of the things I always miss when I go on a holiday without...
.Booboo is my bolster which I've had ever since I can remember. The previous bolster case had been so worn out that it was literally thread bare. It eventually had the consistency and transluscency of organza. My mum couldn't take it finally gave in and made me a new bolster case from her nightgown (which I traded with by burning the latest season of 24 for her), which I absolutely love (albeit the gaudy colours) because it now has an element of her too!! A bolster has 3 important features:
1) Softness of the case: it is ESSENTIAL that it is baby skin soft, you wouldn't want to rub your face into a sack cloth right?
2) Lumpiness: The amount and distribution of lumps must fit your body shape just right. It has to fit between your legs without stopping your blood, and yet without being completely flat
3) Smell: Of yes, it's ABSOLUTELY got to smell of familiarity! Why else would you want a security item if it didn't smell secure right?? Right???
I bet a lot of you are cringing now, thinking 'Ee yer... never wash one...' BUT I DO OK, (just not as often as I should). But booboo's normally washed at least once a semester la, which is probably more frequent than how many times you guys wash your comforter! =P
Security items are actually much more important than we realise, especially for children. They help the child learn to self sooth and rely less on you, which might sound like a bad thing at first, but think about when you want to go out to work in the future knowing tha your child cannot be comforted by anything but you, how worried would you be? It's like a nanny!
I'm definitely going to give my child a security item once I can, and in case you're wondering, no I'm not goin to give boo boo to him/her. BOOBOO IS MINE.
Just a silly post to distract me from exams, haha..