Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm Graduating With My Blanky

I'm 22 years old. I'm a few days away from holding my college diploma, yet I still have my blanky. In fact, It is sitting in my lap as I type this...even more raggedy than before.

Remember this post from 2 years ago? I still sleep with my blanky every night and take it on vacations but it never leaves my bed. Many of my friends at school still have their blankies so I've never really thought twice about it. Well, a lot of you let me know in the comments that I am not alone! So, I figured that since many of you have admitted that you still hold onto your blanky/lovey/stuffed object, that I should let you know this fun fact that I stumbled upon on Wikipedia....

It says, "It was revealed that people who sleep with comfort blankets are in fact more independent than those who do not. The theory is that children who use a comfort blanket are more likely to detach themselves from their parents because of the increase in security which the blanket provides."
So, my blanky may be around for years to come! Weigh in again... do you still have your blanky?!  Have a fabulous day!
Yours,
sCe

14 comments:

Molly said...

I'm 24 years old, married, and still have my blankie. It is seriously such a comfort. Glad to know that I'm not alone!

Forever in Pearls said...

I had Bun-Bun. She's a raggedy old bunny that I've had since the day I was born. I finally stopped sleeping with her when I went away to college, but she's still sitting on my bed at home.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

How brave of you to share...my sister still has her blanky too! Happy graduation! xx

Claire said...

Oh my, this is my favorite post!! I still sleep with both of mine! They are just as torn up, but they don't leave my bed either except vacation. They have even been across the Atlantic (only because I took all carry-on). It's nice to know I'm not alone :) and apparently more independent!

Chelsey said...

My blanket is draped around my shoulders as I type, and I am almost 21 years old! My 22 year old boyfriend still sleeps with his too.

Carole said...

I don't have a blanky, but I do have a VERY tattered bathrobe that I only wear when I'm sick. It was a gift from my parents when I was in HS. I feel wrapped in their love when I wear it.

A C McB said...

I'm 27 and married and still sleep with my stuffed dog, Chipper, every night! :) good to know I'm not alone. Wait till my husband hears this! Haha!

Kelly said...

I don't have a blanky, but i have a stuffed animal that i take everywhere, my boyfriend made it for me out of his old t-shirts and even when we spend time apart (we live in different states) i know his love is still with me :)

Kerri said...

I'm 22 and just graduated and my sweet yellow blanky is in my lap as I type this! You are not alone sister! :)

caknitter said...

Well, I really don't have a blankie, but I do have a pillow I cherish and can't sleep without. I admit it, I'm an adult with a special attachment to my childhood pillow. I figured, as long as I don't carry it around, I'm good to go. :-)
I wanted to suggest maybe you can add a backing to your blankie, like a soft cotton sheet sewn to the edge somehow. It might preserve it a little longer, though by the looks of it, it's been around. lol

Grace said...

That's actually really interesting! My parents like pressured me out of sleeping with my stuffed dog at like age 11, haha.

Portuguese Prepster said...

My childhood blank fell apart but I still sleep with an old stuffed animal!

SSC said...

I'm 27 married for 3 years and still sleep with BOTH my childhood "bankies!" So brave to share this!

little miss southern love. said...

I still have my blanky too but I don't sleep with it near as much and its in much better condition than yours, haha!

 

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