This is a “lappie” household. ( “lappie” meaning the Babysense Taglet “ultimate doodoo blanky” ). We’re on our 2nd one. The first one disappeared when boytjie was about 18 months old. We suspect that it’s still lying behind a potplant in some restaurant somewhere….
The loss of “lappie” was a disaster of major proportions. Luckily we were in East London and could rush to Woollies to buy lappie nr2. At R 85 . Again. For a piece of cloth 20X20cm.
( Here’s a tip : Whatever your child chooses as a “self soothing comfort object” be it a “lappie”, a soft toy or a piece of women’s underwear MAKE SURE YOU BUY 3. )
The farmer’s sister clung to one of her mother’s slips throughout toddlerhood….who knows what the neighbours thought?
“Lappie” has travelled the country. It has been up in Pretoria and it has been down in Cape Town. It has seen Paternoster and Port Elizabeth, Cintsa bay and Stellenbosch.
“Lappie” is the first thing we look for in the morning and the last thing clutched tightly at night.
“Lappie” has been chewed by the boerboel and the Worshond. It’s changed colour from white to beigy spit up. But “lappie” is what he wants…
We have spent ENDLESS hours searching for “lappie”. It lands up behind things, under things, on top of things.
The farmer has exclaimed on more than one occassion : “If ANYONE buys my daughter a @**&% lappie they will be **%$@ shot! ”
THE CURRENT STATE OF “LAPPIE” :
This morning Boytjie was on a new mission. He decided that “Sussie” has to be introduced to “lappie”.
Here’s how it went :
Looks like we’ll be forking out another R85 real soon…