Last night was our first night without a dear member of our family.
The cuddly, ever present, ever listening, soft blue furred bear named Bollo.
This bear was delivered with a bunch of flowers when my son was born – and I can’t even remember who sent them. But from about one year of age, our son fell in love with him.
His soft fur.
His light blue colouring.
His gentle eyes.
His cuddly body.
Bollo is an adventurous bear and he has been everywhere with us. He has been left behind twice – once at a park (luckily my parent’s were driving through and found him) and then last night.
When we left him at the park our son cried most of the way home – but luckily he was found, photographed, washed and then returned the following day.
But last night was a lot more traumatic, being older he really noticed the missing warmth. Our son cried himself to sleep – we offered cuddles but he said we didn’t have the lovely soft blue fur of Bollo. He woke up three times in the night crying, only soothing words, cuddles and music helped settle him – not the usual snuggle from Bollo.
Teddy bears, blankets and loved toys are so important to little children. They are a loving creature that is alive. The teddy experiences their hopes, joys, fears and adventures. The teddy bear soothes them when they are scared or upset. The teddy bear dances in front of a camera and does those crazy things that the child might not have the confidence to do.
We love Bollo just as much as we love our daughter’s loved teddy called Marty. Marty now sits on the shelf and occasionally comes up to play but I think he might be in need to being hidden away for the future.
Does your child have a Teddy Bear?
How do you think this bear helps your child?
Bollo was found the next day – at daycare and a feast was in order.
This bear just loves Honey toast, snow peas, capsicum and chocolate cake.