Life is Short…Take the Blankie + Giveaway (Closed)

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I know that you’ve heard this before but life goes by quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I was a sun kissed island girl trying to figure out adults and the world around me. As I grew up, I wondered where I would live, what I would become, who I would marry, how many kids I would have? I just couldn’t wait to grow up.

Fast forward many years later and I now know the answers to these questions. I call DC metro area home. I am a pharmacist turned online influencer/blogger (crazy right?). I married my college sweetheart and we have 2 beautifully inquisitive children.

I feel so incredibly blessed.

I had the privilege of celebrating my 39 birthday last week and birthdays always get me a bit introspective.

🎈One birthday cupcake for the birthday girl. 🎉#birthdaygirl #birthday #birthdaycake

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Birthdays are my personal New Year and so I take stock of life, goals, dreams and lessons learned. One of the things, that I consider every year is doing a better job of having slows days and living more in the moment. I know better, so it’s rather unreasonable to think that I’m going to ever slow down.

But especially when I’m with the kids, one more bedtime story can’t hurt. Five more minutes on the playground is not a travesty and maybe the blankie can come with us sometimes.

Take my 3 year old for example, it seems like just yesterday that I was holding this little guy in my arms, smelling him, nursing him…just trying to soak in every bit of him that I could. Now, he has his own opinions, is potty trained and has his own social calendar. Sometimes I feel like he is more popular than me!

And with age four only 6 weeks away, Lysol has made it possible for me to live more in the moment with Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer. We’re going to soak up the last weeks of three until four rolls around. That means that his otherwise home bound blanket has found it’s way to many places that it’s never been, as I loosened up the reigns on its jurisdiction for a bit.

Backyard Picnics

Big Sister’s Tennis Lessons

Department Store Errands

and…Afternoon Story time

A field trip like that can make anything really icky.

About Lysol Laundry Sanitizer

Luckily, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria like S. aureus and k. pneumoniae. The pharmacist, and most importantly, the mom in me can’t be mad at that. The last thing I need with our busy schedules are any more sick days on the calendar.

Not only is Lysol is helping to make more fond and healthy memories but, it’s 100% bleach free, even in cold water. I can’t be the only person that has walked away from doing the laundry with bleach stains on my pants.

Just put two capfuls of Lysol into the fabric softener compartment at the start of the cycle and it will work hard to keep germs at bay.

“Life is short, take the blankie”, is not only about kids and attachments but it’s a mantra for life. Take the vacation. Buy the dress. Follow your dreams! 

Share one of the places your child’s blankie goes for a chance to win a bottle of Lysol Laundry Sanitizer. Learn more about Lysol here.

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  • Comments ( 55 )

  • avatar
    Bianca Munoz

    We hardly take blankets out the house. BUT they do go ALL OVER the house lol
    Blankets get dragged around hard in our home. Plus a huge dog that loves blankets lol Thank you!

    • avatar
      Kim Kerr

      Lol! I can relate!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      I hear you Bianca. I’m glad that Lysol came up with a Laundry Sanitizer for indoor and outdoor blanket needs.

  • avatar
    Tim

    The floor of a public restroom is the most problematic.

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      Yep. That’s pretty yucky. Lol

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    Em Mahr

    My son’s blanket is not allowed to leave the house and/or car. He can drag it around the house and take it in the car, but that’s it. He used to take it everywhere – park, mall, grocery store, daycare, etc., but it was too hard for me to keep clean and it was getting damaged so we started the rule that it is not to leave the house/car. It was a tough rule to implement for about a month, now he doesn’t argue as he’s used to it.

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    Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama

    Rather than a blanket, my kids have favorite stuffed white bears from Gund that have been with them everywhere! They’ve traveled the world, been to camp, to the grandparents’ houses, and are their nightly sleeping companions even at 10 and 13!

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      LisaDLS

      That’s so special. I got a teddy bear when I was six and my mom kept it long after I left the house. About 1 year ago, she gave it back to me and I passed it on to my 6 year old daughter. Lovies definitely have a special place in family memories.

  • avatar
    Fadra

    Evan has a $3 blanket from a drugstore we picked up when he was sick years ago. Now, at 10 years old, he sleeps with it and takes it on vacation for a piece of home!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      I love that such a special trinket only costs $3 and means so much.

  • avatar
    Wendy Browne

    We keep the blankies on the bed but they do get peed on and worse.

  • avatar
    Gabrielle Tietz

    My daughters blanket goes everywhere with her!!!

  • avatar
    Molly

    To the park!

  • avatar
    Cynthia C

    When my son was little, his blanket went everywhere with him.

  • avatar
    msrodeobrat

    traveling! I think about how gross places like hotels can be! Ew!

  • avatar
    Denise Sachs

    My child’s blanket goes on the couch a lot.

  • avatar
    Julia Barnes

    We don’t carry a blanket anymore so it mostly just stays on the bed.

  • avatar
    Sandy Klocinski

    My daughter never had a special blanket but she did have a stuffed Goofy doll that she carried everywhere, even to nursery school

  • avatar
    Lora

    Oh my goodness I am such a germaphobe when it comes to my baby. He wants his blanket and bunny EVERYWHERE!!!!!! It scares me to no end LOL.

  • avatar
    Debbi Wellenstein

    The blanket goes everywhere-it has ended up in the toilet a time or two!

  • avatar
    Aaron

    The child’s blanket goes mostly on the floor.

  • avatar
    cheryl s

    when younger on car trips

  • avatar
    Carolyn

    I still own a Wall-E blanket I bought for my son when he was little, He’s now 18 and it’s become his younger brothers blanket for when he doesn’t feel well. It’s been on many a car trip

  • avatar
    Brittney House

    My daughter’s blanket goes on our car rides with us.

  • avatar
    susansmoaks

    the blanket goes in the backyard

  • avatar
    farmermomwife

    To the doctor’s office.

  • avatar
    Karrie

    on the couch

  • avatar
    Amanda Whitley

    the question should be name one place my child’s blanket doesnt go lol. one place among many it does go is in the car.

  • avatar
    Amanda G

    Blanket goes in the car with us.

  • avatar
    Hollie Jahnke

    Always in the car.

  • avatar
    laura588

    Wherever my daughter goes her blanket always follows!

  • avatar
    Danielle Bell

    Grandmas

  • avatar
    Kelli Bryson

    Blanket goes all over the house and in the car. Sometimes outside

  • avatar
    Kayla Klontz

    The blanket goes pretty much EVERYWHERE! My daughter’s blanket is so worn down from her dragging it around everywhere lol

  • avatar
    Jessica M Miller

    Shopping with us lol

  • avatar
    Tony Gan-Drennen

    My son takes his “bwanktee” everywhere with him and he cannot fall asleep without it. He is only two and the poor blanket is already almost worn completely out. Lol

  • avatar
    judeanita47

    blankets stay on the bed but do it on the floors

  • avatar
    Mary. benack

    Omg. Everywhere the park the zoo. Grandmas house the backyard

  • avatar
    Tracie Cooper

    It goes to Walmart, a lot, LOL

  • avatar
    Bea

    The blanket goes into shopping carts, trails on the floor, and everywhere in between!

  • avatar
    Kathy D

    We are road trip people so it goes in the car on long tripw

  • avatar
    Brittany Marie Thompson

    my sons blankie always goes to the park with him!

  • avatar
    Eileen Boyce

    My daughter won’t give hers up.

  • avatar
    samantha M.

    My two year old has a tmnt blanket that goes every where!! He always has it is so cute. But when time comes to wash it (which it needs it often) he gets sad.

  • avatar
    pgarner9

    To the beach!

  • avatar
    naomie

    The floor

  • avatar
    Wendy Pesce

    Hi blankie went everywhere from daycare to church

  • avatar
    kelly woods

    She takes hers outside :)She takes hers outside.

  • avatar
    Katrina Angele

    My son’s blankie has been everywhere. how about on a plane across state lines, left behind and then caught a ride home back down with someone who was headed this way. lol

  • avatar
    vanessa martinez

    anywhere and everywhere

  • avatar
    melissa craig

    bed babysitters daycare, their mouth, the floor, the car, I know it’s gross

  • avatar
    dynalroberson

    Only one? Ok My child’s blanket goes to the park.

  • avatar
    Jennifer Reed

    My child takes their blanket in the car all the time.

  • avatar
    Amy Deeter

    My daughters blanket goes to grandmas house

  • avatar
    Virginia H

    It goes everywhere and has been left overnight in parks, play areas, and such leading to a sleepless night for me

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