As you might remember, I got Maxwell 2 Pacimals when he was just a few months old. I got him both a monkey, Nanner, and a cow, Mr. Moo. He has loved these things since the moment he got them. We took the pacifiers off of them about a month ago and now the animals are his little lovies. Well, one of them is his little lovie! Mr. Moo has taken a CLEAR backseat to the one and only Nanner, or Nee-Nee as Maxwell calls him.
Maxwell was really good about only wanting Nanner during nap and night-time. Every time he would get out of bed, he would throw Nanner back in the crib, say bye-bye to him and not mention him again until he went back to bed. Well, the weekend that Robert and I went to NYC and Maxwell stayed home with Susan, that all changed. I don’t know if having Nanner with him during the day made him feel more secure since we were gone? All I do know is that since that weekend, we hear “Nee-Nee” all day long. Maxwell will be playing with something else entirely and then just remember that his little monkey isn’t with him and then it’s “Nee-Nee, Nee-Nee, Nee-Nee” and off he goes to him room to get him out of his crib.
So far we’ve managed to keep Nanner at the house only. We only let him leave the house for very special occasions…like a visit to the doctor to get a broken leg fixed! 🙂
Maxwell doesn’t carry Nanner around with him all over the house either. He’ll usually pick him up, give him a little hug and then throw him across the room. I think he just likes to know where Nanner is at all times, even if he’s not holding him.
He hugs him by rubbing him up against his cheek, right by his ear. I think he does this because ever since he was a baby, Robert and I would rub Nanner on his face like that. He even props Nanner up on his shoulder a lot. So cute.
Because Nanner is such a favorite, I bought a second Nanner just in case. The original Nanner is VERY well loved and I wasn’t sure how Maxwell was going to react to the new one. But, he did fine. Maxwell gave him a second look obviously wondering how Nanner got so fluffy again but then loved on him just like the original one. I’m letting him have the new one for a few weeks to try to get it “loved in” a little and then we’ll switch out the old and the new to try and keep them equally worn. I have a feeling the original is ALWAYS going to be the favorite though…even if he doesn’t really understand there’s a difference.
I know all kids have lovies, I had a blanket as a baby and then my beloved, world-traveling teddy bear, Snuggles, who just might still live on a shelf in my closet. 🙂 I think Nanner is going to be just as loved as Snuggles and will be the perfect lovie for my sweet little monkey!