Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lysol. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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.
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.
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.
Comments ( 55 )
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!
Lol! I can relate!
I hear you Bianca. I’m glad that Lysol came up with a Laundry Sanitizer for indoor and outdoor blanket needs.
The floor of a public restroom is the most problematic.
Yep. That’s pretty yucky. Lol
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.
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!
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.
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!
I love that such a special trinket only costs $3 and means so much.
We keep the blankies on the bed but they do get peed on and worse.
My daughters blanket goes everywhere with her!!!
To the park!
When my son was little, his blanket went everywhere with him.
traveling! I think about how gross places like hotels can be! Ew!
My child’s blanket goes on the couch a lot.
We don’t carry a blanket anymore so it mostly just stays on the bed.
My daughter never had a special blanket but she did have a stuffed Goofy doll that she carried everywhere, even to nursery school
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.
The blanket goes everywhere-it has ended up in the toilet a time or two!
The child’s blanket goes mostly on the floor.
when younger on car trips
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
My daughter’s blanket goes on our car rides with us.
the blanket goes in the backyard
To the doctor’s office.
on the couch
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.
Blanket goes in the car with us.
Always in the car.
Wherever my daughter goes her blanket always follows!
Blanket goes all over the house and in the car. Sometimes outside
The blanket goes pretty much EVERYWHERE! My daughter’s blanket is so worn down from her dragging it around everywhere lol
Jessica M Miller
Shopping with us lol
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
blankets stay on the bed but do it on the floors
Omg. Everywhere the park the zoo. Grandmas house the backyard
It goes to Walmart, a lot, LOL
The blanket goes into shopping carts, trails on the floor, and everywhere in between!
We are road trip people so it goes in the car on long tripw
Brittany Marie Thompson
my sons blankie always goes to the park with him!
My daughter won’t give hers up.
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.
To the beach!
Hi blankie went everywhere from daycare to church
She takes hers outside :)She takes hers outside.
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
anywhere and everywhere
bed babysitters daycare, their mouth, the floor, the car, I know it’s gross
Only one? Ok My child’s blanket goes to the park.
My child takes their blanket in the car all the time.
My daughters blanket goes to grandmas house
It goes everywhere and has been left overnight in parks, play areas, and such leading to a sleepless night for me