anxiety, blanket, childhood, depression, family, memories, parenting, rants, trauma, unicorn, unicorn blanket, worry
Have you ever had something you loved so much as a child that it hurt you like crazy to lose it? Even now at 43 years old I’ve been sitting here wanting to cry my eyes out thinking about my favorite blanket.
It all started when I ran into this picture online, of a blanket just like the one I used to have. I got it for christmas as a kid, and throughout most of my life, it was my prized possession.
Unfortunately it was stolen several years ago, and ever since occasionally, especially when I am really stressed out, or sad I really start to miss it again. As I said before, it was my security blanket. For years and years it went with me everywhere I went or moved, and I never slept a night without it. Having it ripped away hurt more than it probably should, but I am sure almost all of us have at some point in our lives lost something that meant a great deal to us.
I’ve been searching for 10 years now for one like it to no avail. Every time I see a listing for one online, the item has already sold, and sometimes I wonder if I will ever have my blanket back. Well it won’t be MY blanket, but one sort of like it, and I know that. Just call me Linus. I know it wouldn’t be the same, but believe me getting one like it back again would make me feel a whole lot better.
Cross your fingers for me please….this search is far from over…
I feel your pain.
Nothing can replace my unicorn blanket. Yep, that exact same one.
I even got one from Amazon, but it wasn’t the same color.
Not sure what or why, but this is my “blankie” too. And the only reason I even ran across your blog to begin with was because I am bound & determined to one day find my old (new, slightly used-but still in good shape) friend again.
May the original (can’t talk about that one. Ever. 😞) rest in peace.
And I hope you find yourself your unicorn blanket too.
-A Fellow Linus
I found out through some digging that the blanket was made by a company called Biederlack. Occasionally, though not often they do turn up for sale on ebay, but when they do you have to be quick cause they sell really fast. Maybe save the search on Ebay? It might be worth a shot.
I do hope you get your blankie back. I found one a few months ago on ebay myself, in the same rather broken in condition my old one was in. There really is something special about that blanket, as I’ve heard from other people who like us have many fond memories of their own. Best of luck with your search! They are out there!