Contributed by Jean Bennett

Jean Bennett
Bend, OR
Baby blanket, Childhood, College, Daughters

My blanket story is about a baby blanket which my daughter named “Niney.” It was her security blanket, and she slept with it and took it with her everywhere when she was little. Years later, when she was in college, I was teaching developmental kindergarten and every year I had worried parents because their children were so attached to their blankets or to a special cuddly toy. I couldn’t help laughing and then assuring them that their precious children were perfectly normal and that they should stop worrying. By way of explaining my laughter and my beliefs, I shared a secret with them. My daughter and her three closest friends were all successful young college students at very prestigious schools and every one of them had her blanket, toy, or what was left of it, with her!