Nothing can fully convey the importance of a Teddy Bear for a child. When I found out I was going to have a baby finding the perfect Teddy Bear was high up on my list of things I must do, right up there with picking a name and color for the nursery. As someone who still has her teddy bear from when she was a baby, which is now safely sitting on a shelf in my closet, I firmly believe that the right Teddy Bear can comfort one through anything. From stormy nights to sick days home from school, a teddy bear has a lot of important duties. So, for months I have been on the search for the perfect sidekick for my Emily.
You can't just search out and buy the perfect Teddy Bear. It has to find you, and when it does you have no doubts that its the perfect one. A love at first sight sort of thing. So, it didn't surprise me that when Emily was born I didn't have a Teddy Bear already picked out for her. I wasn't going to rush it. Then, just this past weekend, I found one.
Its cute and boy is it cuddly. Oh, and most importantly its machine washable. Emily and this new Teddy Bear became fast friends. She has squished and squeezed him since we gave him to her. I am not going to name this Teddy Bear, however. That honor will be saved for Emily when she is old enough, just like I did. The name I chose for mine was "Gray Teddy", since he is, you know, gray.
What do you want mom?! I am trying to bond with my new BFF!
Oh, just a photo-op? Sure thing!