“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Mini Mani Monday is quickly becoming our favorite thing about the start of the workweek. So, this time around, we figured why not merge our prized Monday item with your kiddo’s most cherished possession?
According to child-development experts, nearly 60 percent of toddlers are devoted to comfort objects. While this attachment fades as we age, a special place in our hearts, garages, basements—and even beds—will always be reserved for that special something. (Just ask Pink Teddy, my harried Gund who’s getting on in years and has not-so-recently embraced going gray.)
A.A. Milne’s The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh series dramatizes—and epitomizes—the unique relationship between kids and their transitional objects. After all, Milne based the character of Winnie the Pooh after his son Chistopher Robin’s teddy bear. For generations, Pooh has come to symbolize the way in which stuffed animals can take on distinct personalities to their owners, and bridge the gap between comforter and companion.
So, this Mini Mani Monday, as an ode to your kid’s once inseparable playmate, set aside some time for a mother-daughter salon session featuring the face of comfort objects everywhere (and Pooh’s second favorite companions, given what they symbolize)