Stripey turns 6
Stripey is Jack’s sleep friend. A small, bug-eyed gray and white stuffed kitty that has had it’s fur rubbed smooth by years of hugs.
Jack never misses a nights rest without her. Except for the time that we left her at the sitter’s house and I told Jack that Stripey was on “an adventure”. I had to make a small book about it with illustrations showing the different adventures that she was having in a strange house.
Or the time Jack slept over a friend’s house recently and didn’t want to appear uncool. Stripey stayed home. But other than that, she’s always by his side.
His day care teacher once misspelled Stripey’s name as “Strippy” on the blackboard when she listed all the little kids’ “friends” names. Jack hasn’t gotten over that and its been over 5 years! My phone keeps auto-correcting it to Strippy also… Ugh. One little girl in Jack’s class had a blanket called Bankaboo. Ha ha! I still remember that. These little furry things are important, right?
If you have kids, can you take this challenge? Name as many stuffed animals as you can… Omg there are so many! And the names are funny… Here’s a sample…
Midnight I mean Pepper (that is her full name)
Eagle the beagle
Ok that’s enough for now! ( there are too many to name )
Jack: Is that your blog?
me: Hiding the phone. Uh, no it’s work…
Jack: You’re texting!!
me: Nope. It’s my blog!
Jack: Heyyy, you better not write any lies.
me: I’ll do my best.
Jack: And that blog better not contain ANY embarrassing stories! Why did you ask how many stuffed animals I have??