Thursday, 12 April 2012

Favourite Childhood Toys

Pink Teddy
Meet Pink Teddy...he's my ultimate childhood toy.  I have owned him for exactly 24 years, 10 months and 25 days - as long as I am old in fact!  He cost 99p and was bought by my Grandma at the market on her way to the hospital to see my mum when she realised she probably ought to bring a gift with her.

I never owned a doll when I was small preferring to carry PT round as my baby instead.  I slept with him in my bed every night until my wedding night, now he lives on a shelf with other teddies that have been relegated from the marital sleeping space.  But I do sneak a cuddle every now and then!

When I was around 7 years old he went through a bit of a 'stage' changing his name to "Blossom" and becoming a girl, as all my friends told me it was weird to have a pink teddy bear that was a boy.  But in my heart of hearts I knew it wasn't a right fit and he reverted back to being Pink Teddy just a few years later.

Pink Teddy has been there through the highs and lows, he's absorbed sad tears, happy tears and hysterical tears.  He's been thrown across rooms in temper and he's been snuggled into when peace has returned.  He is a very robust little thing to still be in one piece, although I do dread washing him these days in case his eyes fall out or his nose falls off.

I got him down to show M today and she has been carrying him round with her "carefully" ever since.

M rocking Pink Teddy to sleep
M and E don't have attachments to any toys like I have to Pink Teddy and that makes me more than a little sad. We used muslin cloths to settle them both to sleep when they were babies and so they haven't formed attachments with anything more than grotty rags.

Maybe when they're a little bit older...or maybe I just need to start offering them the same teddies at night!
My favourite childhood toy

3 comments:

  1. what a lovely Teddy :) I don't think Teddies that become favourites have to have been around since day one, they can be introduced at a later date so there is still time for your children to get a favourite :D x

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    1. Mine was an Elephant teddy from about 8 years old and he has since had new eyes.., the paint faded so in my teens I reprinted them in exactly how they were, then I washed his clothes about 4 years ago... Big mistake they fell apart... :( ... So I bought him some temporary bad fitting dolls clothes until I make new ones or do some alterations! Xxx

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  2. Lovely teddy story - my teddy was simply called Blue Teddy.Your kids can still form attachments to teddies as they get older

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