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A Garfield Moment

on March 30, 2014

Since I woke up on a creative writing spree this morning, I realized that I have not blogged on my infamous stuffed toy cat, Garfield. Sadly, I have forgotten Jim Davis’ creation of my favorite feline stuff toy called Garfield πŸ˜‰

Mothers who have kids would know why kids cling onto their favorite stuff toy. Stinky poo or otherwise, raggedy or faded, the child would bawl eyes out if you threw it away or send it away for washing or dry cleaning!

Though Febreeze has been invented to disinfect and take away the pong of stuff toys often hugged and slept with, I am still unused to using it.

I plonk my favorite Garfield into the washing machine and it comes out smelling floral fresh with the scent of my fabric softener of choice that day! But it does not feel the same till I have hugged it a couple of nights to get it to what I am used to! πŸ™‚

Yes, I am still a child at heart and some things I do not let go πŸ˜‰

I am not a mum and will never be I guess but I can put self in the shoes of the child as it suffers from separation anxieties and blues till my stuffed toy Garfield is safely returned to the arms of the child in me!

When I was in ICU and wanted Garfield with me, my surgeon dissuaded me by suggesting two options; boiled or steamed? Horrific to my imagination and so I had to leave him in my ward till I was reunited with him.

Days seemed like months before we were reunited and happily he snuggles with me.

I am a child and proudly would not be ashamed to take him out for a drive in my car. Yup, almost like Mr Bean and Bear except that I do not look anything like Rowan Atkinson who plays the delightful Mr Bean πŸ˜‰

Is Garfield my security blanket? Does it have symbolic meaning to me? Yes and yes for both I guess as Garfield was first given to me by someone I fell in love with and dated. Whenever I see Garfield, I am reminded of him and the fun times we shared.

Like the cartoon character Garfield, this man could make me happy, love him and hate him at the same time yet driving me up the wall literally and down the wall too, with a huge thud!

Yes, Garfield is special and is undoubtedly my security blanket just like Linus of Peanuts character.

Be a kid, enjoy your adulthood with a child in you sometimes as life can be challenging and dreary in the adult world! πŸ™‚


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