Visited some friends at a cabin about 5 hours away, and we left Mark’s favorite blanket behind.  We’ll be able to get it back, but it will take several weeks.  This is a blanket his mom got him when he was 5 or 6, and he covers his head with it every night when he sleeps.  He hates when I even just wash it (which I only do when it smells really bad), so I’m not sure how to tell him it may be a long time before it comes back.

However, he has matured a lot since those first few rough blanket-less nights, so maybe it won’t be so bad.