Before I get to today’s prompt, I just want to thank everyone who linked up for the first day of “Blog Everyday in September.” I’m so excited about the response and hope even more of you link up today! Don’t forget, you don’t have to follow the prompt to link up. All you have to do is BLOG and mention the link up in your blog post. ( I noticed on many blogs that the link didn’t seem to work on the button. Please make sure to copy the HTML directly from the little box in this post. It should work that way! If you have any questions, let me know!)
Tuesday, September 2: Tell us about your most prized possession and the history behind it.
Easter. 1992. It was my first Easter as a big sister and I’m sure I was feeling something about this new little creature in the house. I had been a big sister for almost a year. In my basket, the Easter Bunny brought me this little stuffed animal. It was a yellow duck with a hat and galoshes, and I named him “Mr. Ducky.” (Obviously Sesame Street was influential in my life as this point.)
I immediately bonded with him and he came everywhere with me. Every time I stayed overnight anywhere, he was with me. Later in elementary school, I developed his personality in stories. His name became Robert Todd Duck, named after my grandpa and father. He even made his way to college with me 15 years after I first got him.
Now, Mr. Ducky stays nice and cozy in my nightstand. Just close enough to know that he’s there. If I’m particularly upset or anxious, I snuggle him just like I used to. And I’m not even ashamed. Not one little bit.
Me, my cat, and Mr. Ducky, 2005