When Annie was little she never had a comfort blanket or favourite toy. Her toys went in and out of favour but she never ‘had to’ have one with her. Ez on the other hand has Mr Dinosaur, a gorgeous green dino by Jellycat.
Mr Dinosaur goes just about everywhere Ez goes and has been his favourite toy since Ezra’s first Christmas. Ez never wanted a dummy, instead he likes to chew on Mr Dinosaur’s dorsal plates and even carries him around in his mouth like a puppy with a chew toy! As a result poor old Mr Dinosaur is often soggy and a wee bit pong-y. To combat this we bought a back-up and when Ez wakes up he will hand you a damp, thoroughly sucked and chewed on Mr Dinosaur for you to exchange for the nice dry one on the side.
Cuddles with Ez can go from awesome to awful in the space of a few seconds if he tries to ‘let’ you chew on Mr Dinosaur’s plates by ramming him into your mouth! Despite this, and the number of times I get a damp dinosaur rubbed on my face / clothes / book I am reading / iPad / lunch, I do love Ezra’s taste in toys. He’s cute, tactile and very hardy, he gets washed and tumble dried once a week and looks none the worse for wear, no mean feat considering he’s supposed to be hand wash only.
So here we are, Mr dinosaur’s life so far in pictures, from his first ‘cuddle’ with Ez on Christmas day down at my parent’s, through the next 15 months to this morning after nap time.
Looks like Mr Dinosaur is going to be a part of our family for a long time to come.
Do your kiddos have a favourite toy or a comfort blanket?