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Well I do.

My four year old son happily has his Mom or his Dad “babysit” various toys of his, there is Baby Junior the pet dinosaur that I do believe is being watched by his Dad over at his Dad’s place. There is Bear-D who is now Dogg-E but is a stuffed bear. Do not ask. I tried to ask, the answer made no sense. Then there is Puppy who is indeed a stuffed puppy. Then there is Turtle because he is a mini pillow pet turtle, so why not just call him Turtle. Sometimes K-man calls him Turt-E but I feel that sounds too close to Turd to even call him that.



Shown above is Turtle and he had to keep a close on me one day while I took a shower. K-man had placed Turtle on top of the boom box I have yet to return to my daughter’s bedroom and refused to let me move this stuffed animal. I had to babysit Turtle while K-man ate his lunch. Lucky stuffed animal “Dad” gets to eat lunch in peace, wish I had that luxury!


Bear-D aka Dogg-E

This is Bear-D which I still call and still get in trouble for calling him that. This little stuffed bear’s name is now Dogg-E and he spends a lot of time on my bed as shown here. This is the one stuffed animal that K-man allows to sleep with me. Not only do I watch all of his stuffed animals during the day, occasionally they even hang out in my office at home while I work, I have to sleep with this one named Dogg-E as well.

I was relieved to find out that another Mom has a daughter who does this same thing. The daughter is in my son, K-man’s preschool class. I watched as this Mom walked down to pick up her daughter, talking with me the other day, holding onto a Lady and the Tramp {Lady} stuffed animal. The mom went on to explain basically that she babysits Lady for her daughter just like I babysit K-man’s stuffies for him.

None of the other kids did this when they were younger, so I am having fun with it and totally taking my job seriously. Maybe I should start taking pictures of my babysitting stuffed animal days and blog more because these stuffed animals really love to par-tay while their “Dad” is at preschool.

Moms… we really do anything to please our kids don’t we?

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a NH Mama who desires to share her stories as a means to inspire others to live life fully, learn from their mistakes and move forward. When Brandy isn't rambling, she is off on adventures to experience life to the fullest in New England. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

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  1. Rosey (1032 comments)

    I’m sure I have babysat stuffed little ones at some point, lol. I remember handing my dolls off to my mom when we were out, for her to babysit (Because I didn’t want to carry them anymore 😉 ).

    This is a cute post. :)
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