Comments on: Lovey Repair http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:38:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: COMFORTER LOVE « http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-408979 COMFORTER LOVE « Fri, 09 Nov 2012 06:05:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-408979 [...] of Paediatrics say comforters (Or loveys. Or kosi.) have lots of benefits for children, including reassurance, comfort, and security. Now I have always been a great fan of children using comforters, so I couldn’t agree more [...]

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By: Carolina Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-408595 Carolina Lindsay Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:33:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-408595 Oh my, (tears, tears, tears) so when I was a little girl I had a stuffed tiger…His tail was infinitely more wonderful to me than all the candy and all the presents in the world, “Tigre” (in Spanish) and his tail were my best friends. At night I would rub the little tail back and forth on my nose in a soothing motion that ALWAYS put me to sleep. I grew up with boys and these boys seemed to make it their ultimate goal to torture Tigre. The would hold his tail and swing his round and round for full minutes until finally his tail would start to rip off…I would cry for hours and hold him, telling him it would be alright and ask his permission to still use his tail for sleeping. On these nights I would feel that devastation a persona feels at being confronted with great loss..I have truly compared this feeling to ones I have experienced as an adult and I know that this devastation was real. However, magically in the mornings Tigre’s tail would be just as new. I believed in miracles then because I still had no idea of the meaning of motherhood. My mother would take Tigre once I was sound asleep and she would stitch him back up perfectly then place him back in my arms and put my little fingers around his tail as if he had never left me. Tigre taught me about comfort and love, but most importantly about the importance of my mother, to constantly and continually be there for me. I lost my mother at the age of 14 and still had Tigre at my side. I didn’t sleep with his tail anymore, but I kept it near my bed most nights as a reminder that she was still there for me. Thank-you for this post and for bringing back warm memories!

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By: kaela d. http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-408512 kaela d. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:17:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-408512 I have a velvet bunny rabbit that I got when I was very little. I am almost 25 and still have her. Sometimes I think I should “grow up” but what’s more grown up than admitting that something gives you comfort and security and reminds you of your innocence. There’s just so much love in that rabbit. I cried with her and took her on trips and she was there for the happy times too. I remember my mom was working at a nursing home for awhile when I was younger….she managed to sneak my worn out, stuffing falling out of the legs, rabbit and had an old grandma re-stuff and dress her in new maroon velvet. I think it’s taken 10 years for the stuffing to break in but she’s awesome and the fact that my mom did her best to keep her “alive” means more to me now than ever. :)

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407900 Amy Hackworth Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:39:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407900 :)

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407898 Amy Hackworth Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:37:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407898 Thanks, Jen. I also love watching their relationships develop. That’s such a good way to describe what happens. And so interesting to think of their loveys as extensions of themselves. I think that’s probably so true, but I hadn’t thought of that. Kind of brings new meaning to that sweet little guy’s tears when he sees Ah-ah again.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407897 Amy Hackworth Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:34:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407897 Yes, a perfect line. I love that, too.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407896 Amy Hackworth Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:34:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407896 Yes, I’d totally cry, too, Lindsey! I love that the pilot got it for you–so sweet.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407895 Amy Hackworth Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:33:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407895 Lindsey, we need to compare photos! I would LOVE to find out someone has a Blue Baby like mine!!

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By: Lisa J. http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407889 Lisa J. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:19:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407889 So sweet! I remember blue baby :)

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By: Vanessa http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407886 Vanessa Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:12:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407886 Wow, what a powerful video! I have a lovey still, at 35 yrs of age. It’s a blanket that I call softie. I have had substitutes through the years but recently came upon my original two softies that I use now. They comfort me more than any person has. And what adult doesn’t still need reassurance, comfort, and security?

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By: Links Galore « Annie Cardi http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407686 Links Galore « Annie Cardi Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:43:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407686 [...] The NYC Lovely Repair is possibly the cutest thing in the world. (H/T Design Mom) [...]

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By: Bestof2sisters http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407619 Bestof2sisters Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:55:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407619 Oh we are huge Lovey fans in our family… My son has Geoffrey the Elephant, and I dare not think what would happen if we ever lost hime. I guard him like a thirld child.
I used to have Windsblow as a child, who once or twice went missing. My Mum and I made posters and hung them up round our village, and to our relief he somehow always managed to find his way back home ;)
/Camilla

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By: Valerie http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407616 Valerie Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:50:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407616 When I was about 3 years old my dad “sent” home a Teddy Bear from Vietnam for Christmas and at the time the bear was really almost bigger than I was. He was well loved for many, many years and eventually found his way to a box in the attic. About 10 years ago or so I again recieved this same Teddy Bear as a Christmas gift. My mom had found him in the attic and sent him somewhere where he was lovingly cleaned, repaired and plumped up. He’s a bit smaller than his original size but I love that he is again part of my personal landscape … who says you’re too old for stuffed animals, not me.

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By: Egg2Cake Blog» Blog Archive » Old is New Again: NYC Lovey Repair http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407590 Egg2Cake Blog» Blog Archive » Old is New Again: NYC Lovey Repair Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:25:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407590 [...] (image courtesy Design Mom) [...]

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By: Cherie http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407509 Cherie Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:49:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407509 Ahhh, love a good lovey reunion. Our son’s lovey “Lamby” has been lost (temporarily) twice, both times we were all heart sick. Now that my son is seven Lamby stays at home. We never bought a spare because there is only one Lamby.

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By: Mrs. LIAYF http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407462 Mrs. LIAYF Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:45:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407462 Our son Lukas was given his lovey – Panda – when he was admitted for emergency surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital when he was 1 1/2. It was from http://www.alliesfriendsfoundation.org, a non-profit started by a mother who lost her young daughter, Allie, when the little girl was just 9 years old. He was inseperable from Panda, until we lost him on a vacation to Hawaii when Lukas was 3.
He was so sad, and we were so desparate that we called Allie’s Foundation to see if we could replace it and were told that they no longer made the panda he had received. But a few days later we received a call from them saying they had found a single Panda stuffy in storage in a back room, and they sent him in the mail for free!!
Lukas was THRILLED when Panda arrived in the mail. We told him he got lost when traveling, and told a police man his address so he could be mailed home. The story gained a few holes when about 6 months later we found the original Panda at the bottom of our luggage when packing for another trip. But, we explained that it was Panda’s brother who had come to visit.
So, now we have Big Brother Panda and Little Brother Panda, and they sleep with Lukas every night. And, of course, we donate to Allie’s Foundation every year.

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By: jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407430 jennifer Tue, 06 Nov 2012 03:40:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407430 Love this post, Amy. My children all have loveys and I so enjoy watching the sweet relationships that continue to develop between them and their stuffed friends. Don’t you think loveys are kind of an extension of self for young children? My 10-year-old still can’t sleep without her “baby pillow”.
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By: Dale Coykendall http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407392 Dale Coykendall Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:18:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407392 The little bear is the cutest thing I ‘ve seen in many years (o.k. because my daughter is in college and the little furry guys are bagged and stashed)
A ridiculous story to relate when I have a minute.
Cheers Dale

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By: julia [life on churchill] http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407374 julia [life on churchill] Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:06:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407374 my kids have blankies. My son lost his when he was a baby and we were able to find a replacement on ebay. It took some researching but I’m so thankful for the internet and its resources!

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By: Amalia http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/lovey-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-407345 Amalia Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:30:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25668#comment-407345 Love her name ;) And what an amazing thing they are doing. I know my lovey had to be saved from death more than a few times when I was little!

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