Saturday, February 23, 2008

Group Writing Project #1 - Favorite Family Product

Does Mommy Love It is hosting their first group writing project. The topic for this month is a favorite product our family can't live without.

If I weren't confident in my abilities as a mother, I would feel threatened by you. You spend uninterrupted hours with our children while they dream. A simple touch from you provides them with comfort and warmth. My children allow you to tame their raging tantrums and cuddle with them as they read their favorite books. Y
ou are definitely something our family couldn't live without. You are their blanket, blankie, or beck, depending on which child is asking for you.

Mind you, not just any blanket will do, it has to be a Baby Morgan Thermal Blanket created by the J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills. A blanket that is so soft - bound wit
h two inches of nylon satin. This blanket was once widely available at our local JC Penneys in a variety of colors. In 2003, the J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills closed down causing a little panic attack for this mommy!

Morgan blankets are now a staple for our family. All of our children have had one and loved them dearly. The Baby Morgan blanket production was sold to Bright Future. It has been difficult to find them in our JC Penney. I stalk eBay and patiently wait for the right color to become available. Another baby is on the way so I am on the hunt once again . . . . this time for a green one!

Recently, I found this website that carries the original Baby Morgan Blanket. They'll even monogram it for you. The original is more expensive than the Bright Future one, but I can truly say these blankets last forever and can be washed over and over again.

One word of advice . . . if you decide to purchase one of these wonderful blankets stock up so you can rotate them and always have one on hand!


Anonymous said...

I agree that 'blankies' are so important! We have two of each one so we can rotate them through too!

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

I just love your opening line on this post. Priceless!

Blankies are still a big deal around here, but when my kids were babies (sigh) I loved the thermal ones best. I used Carter's but yours seem so much nicer. :-)

Anonymous said...

My kids have stuffed animals but I had a blankie- FOR YEARS! Thanks for participating in the GWP!

Jennifer said...

What a unique perspective on blankets...

LunaMoonbeam said...

My daughter has a lovey...and I always heard that you should get extras, so one can take a bath once in a while. I thought about it, and never did it...the lovey wasn't that important to her.

Until she was 15 months old. Weird, right? Now I don't know what to do! I guess I can get another one and see if she notices. ;-)

Julie Donahue said...

I love the comments at the top!

None of my kiddos have been attached to a specific blanket. But these looks like great ones!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh my gosh. We discovered the importance of having two blankies with our oldest. She will only accept the ORIGINAL because the back-up we bought her hasn't been washed nearly enough to be The Real Thing. So we got two for AJ and they are laundered an equal number of times!

Our blankie of choice is the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket, but your childrens' looks yummy, too!