Behold, Kanka Blanka. Or Kanket. Or Blue Kanky. Or Blue Banky. Or a host of other options.
Whichever name comes out, we all know who he's talking about. Notice I said "who," not "what." That's because Dexter talks to his favorite blanket like it's a human. Or one of his action figures. If you heard him in the car, you'd think he was acting out a scene with little toys. Sometimes he says "I love you," and from the front seat of the car, I'll say "Aw, Dexter! I love you too," only to be informed that he was talking to Blue. I bought this blanket at Walmart of all places (I never shop there) a day or two before Dexter's first Christmas when he was just 7 months old. We were at Ryan's parents' house and I ran to the store to get diapers or some other essential item and the blanket caught my eye. Theo's favorite blanket at the time was fuzzy like this, with satin trim along the edge, so I wanted Dexter to have something similar.
Blue Kanka Blanka about 2 years ago.
It quickly became a favorite and he's only gotten more attached to it as he gets older. It's really funny. He's fine with leaving it in the car and doesn't ever cause any problems. I don't have any intentions of taking it away from him because he loves it, but also because it provides a lot of entertainment!
Does/did your children have a security blanket?