See? Me and the bunny were inseparable BFF's.
I even have an Olan Mills professional portrait somewhere with the bunny in it.
In fact, I was so attached to the bunny that my mom bought two extra bunnies to swap out with me so she could get the current dirty bunny away from me long enough to wash it.
She didn't tell me about the extra ones though, she was slick like that.
My mom continued to let me think there was only one bunny until one day me and the bun were doing laundry with her and, lo and behold, we found TWO MORE BUNNIES in the pile of clothes!
Holy jackpot, Batman!
I remember being so completely overjoyed and in shock at my marvelous find.
And I remember thinking that bunnies must come from the basement. I mean, what other explanation was there?
I was always keen on going through the laundry pile after that, in case there were any more bunnies lurking about.
Needless to say, from that point on I traipsed around with three bunnies clutched in my fists at all times.
Good luck getting me to let go of all three for a bath, Mom! Haha!
My mom sewed and repaired my bunnies many times, and she eventually bought me a shiny new pink one, which I promptly lost at dance class.
One blue bunny was also lost along the way, but I still have these two to this day:
As you can see, they were literally loved to pieces. The one on the right even had a rhinoplasty at some point after I loved his nose straight off his face.
So here I am, at age 32, preparing for my daughter's arrival and last night I had the brilliant idea that Baby Girl Brown should have a bunny too!
This morning I woke up and got online right away to look for a bunny. Do you know what I found?
My beloved bunny is now "vintage" (the polite way of saying OLD), I can only find it for sale on sites like eBay and it retails for $198!
One hundred and ninety-eight freaking dollars! Seriously??!!
(I actually wouldn't part with mine for twice that much, but nobody would want to buy my tattered old bunnies anyway.)
After some searching, I found a lady that makes replicas that look pretty close to the real thing for around $36.
I was talking to my mom at lunch and she was just as shocked about the bunny prices as I was. Mom offered to buy a replica for Baby Girl Brown so she can have a bunny too.
Man, I love my mom! She understands how much getting that bunny for my little girl means to me. Maybe it's a silly sentiment, but I don't really care one bit.
When she's old enough to read this Baby Girl Brown will understand everything behind her worn, loved bunny and hopefully it will mean as much to her as it does to me.
I'm so excited that my little girl will have a bunny too! Thanks, Mom!