(New Readers - This is the second part of a 4 part series/CLICK on Label OG's)
My little boy is so attached to his first D-O-G. He would take him EVERYWHERE he goes. He absolutely will not sleep without it. The very first time he spent the night outside of home, I made sure D-OG was with him. That very first time, he spent the whole night holding on to D-OG tightly and talking to his first big brother friend name DJ. DJ later told us, he wouldn't let go of D-OG even after he fell asleep. It was his security. A weird habit he picked up was that he would nibble on D-OG's ear before he falls asleep. D-OG had become to him like Skip to Willie.
I decided to look for another D-OG for backup, just in case the first one gets too drooled upon and needs to be burned down due to contamination. Little boys are sweet but they are dirty as well. At another airport stop, I strolled in to a gift shop and to my delight, I found a similar D-OG. The only difference was the color and pattern. I took it home and gave it to my son to gauge his reaction. At this point, he had not made any connection yet between his first D-O-G and this new one that I brought home. He knew they were different due to the pattern and colors. He did not warm up to this D-OG until much later when we discovered that he had named the new D-OG "Mommy OG." Both OG's would be at his side everywhere and yes for a period of a few weeks they even had a place on our dinner table. We actually held "paws" together to say grace prior to meals.
Grandpa somehow found out about the OG's and shared with me that I too had a stuff bear that I couldn't live without. That stuff bear was somehow omitted from my memory. I do however hope that my little boy will remember all of his stuff animal obsession when he grows up!
This is why I write.....
Stay tuned for Daddy-OG's! more to come...