No, not Michael Jackson’s son Blanket, but real blanket you use to keep warm. Well, for me it’s not necessary to keep me warm, as long as it gives me comfort.
You see, I was a ‘blanket’ baby and I still am, though I’m no longer a baby or a toddler. I grew up with this habit of carrying a blanket around with me at home, refusing to let it be washed or taken away for any reasons. The smellier, the better 😛 I guess it was kind of comforting to have that familiar scent to sleep with. Oh, and it had to be soft, too!
My elder sisters (sisters 1, 2 and 4, no. 3 had already passed on when I wasn’t even born yet), always tease me about how hard they had to fight me to get my blanket washed. I would cry and cry if it was washed. I didn’t like the fresh smelling blanket that was returned to me. It didn’t smell familiar and it was scratchy, not soft to the touch at all. So what did they do? They took the freshly washed blanket and rubbed it together until it softened before handing it to me. Of course it didn’t smell right but what could I do? Guess I was pretty easy to please despite all the trouble I caused LOL
My blanket was made of terry cloth so it got torn and tattered after awhile, so one blanket became two, three, four or even five small pieces, and they would be lying everywhere in the flat: underneath sofas, on the bed, under the bed, everywhere! My sisters would have to search them out for me in order to shut me up 😛 It was heavenly when I had the blanket in my hands and close to my nose, much like a drug user with an addiction. I felt safe and content.
I didn’t outgrow my blanket addiction but I do wash my blanket regularly or when it smells now 😛 And it’s probably a good thing hubby’s sense of smell isn’t that keen LOL! Even in hot, humid climate here I have two terry cloth blankets for the body and a small fleece blanket to cover my neck when the air-conditioner is turned on. This and my love for soft stuffed toys are my biggest addictions. Guess I just love the feel of the soft texture…and of course, the smell 😛