Somehow, we are a house obsessed with badgers.
Well. I do know where it came from. Our little guy has cerebral palsy, and fights some every day tough battles. He is tenacious, relentless, determined. Tough. But seriously the sweetest kid you will ever meet. He loves snuggles and kisses and hugs and cuddles too. But he has a fighting spirit that has him doing so well in his four times a week therapies.
I also do this "thing" where I imagine what spirit animal my family members would be if they were animals. Long story. Little man is a total badger. But a good one, not a grouchy one.
Billy had read recently that stuffed animals are great for children and their development. That they offer an impartial ear, someone to commiserate with, play with. We decided the perfect little friend for our badger, was of course, a badger.
I found this one and fell in love:
This is Hugo, made by the artist Lesne on Etsy. He flew here all the way from Poland to be with W. He was destined to be a Christmas surprise...
then I got nervous that he wouldn't arrive in time, and found this guy, and ordered him too...
So we now have two stuffed badger friends for the boy. I call them his collection of International Badgers, as Edgar is from England.
Around the same time, I found this.
Because every boy needs a badger cardigan. (I got it from Mini-Boden at Nordstrom) We get so many compliments on it!
And now we are in love with badgers. We have added two books to our collection, and are on the lookout for more fun badgery things!
What about you? Any quirky collections or treasured items?
And if you know of any badgers, let me know!