Every child has their special toy or blanket that never leaves their side. My boys are no exception. I knew this before I had my boys and tried to get them attached to toys that I thought were cute and adorable. Yeah, I quickly learned that it doesn't work that way. It's almost like the toy chooses the child...or at least that's how it worked for us.
My husband is a huge Huskies fan so he quickly put husky toys in my son's hand. I was not happy about this and tried to put the cute cow and giraffe toy in T's hand. No such luck, my husband had too much influence on this match. T loved his Nook and carried it everywhere. When teething time rolled around, T would chew on Nook's nose. I was worried about the hard plastic nose, but it never stayed in place for long. T would knaw it off and quickly spit it out. No pacifiers or thumbs for us. Being the prepared parents, we hopped on Ebay and ordered 2 dozen of these wonderful husky dogs so we wouldn't have to worry about losing this valued best friend. A little overboard, yes, but we weren't taking any chances. Nook #1 would start to smell like sour milk, so we would throw him into the wash for his bath and would take out Nook #2. We thought that we were SO wise but T always knew which one was his valued friend. After awhile, they all started to look the same but T always knew which Nook was his #1 man. He would slide his pinky finger between the gnarled off nose and if it fit snuggly, it was Nook #1. T has grown but has not grown apart from Nook. He is still a valued member of our family.
I tell you about these precious toys because Silk has gone missing. I would put up a reward for it but I don't think it would help. We noticed that it was missing while in the store. Thankfully it was a small store. I searched every space with the utmost care, peaking under clothing racks, under baskets, in corners. No Silk! I went to the car and checked under seats, behind car seats, under the car...no Silk. I called the previous store we were in...no Silk. I went back into the store and left my name and number just in case I didn't see it. I went back to the parking lot to look...no Silk. I went back to the doctor's office and left my name and number...no Silk. Where in the WORLD could Silk be? I feel like I'm on an episode of Where is Carmen San Diego? He is no where to be found.
I will also have my husband search Ebay in hopes of finding a look-alike. Why didn't we go overboard the first time with this one?