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Nikit

July 29th, 2009

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Nikit (nih-kit) -noun.

Origin- 1981.  My dad thought he could take away my blankie and I wouldn’t find a substitute.  He severely underestimated a 5 year old.

You are probably a bit confused so let me back up a few steps.  My mums and I had a nice impromptu lunch yesterday and when she arrived she had a gift in her hand.  I didn’t want to immediately think it was for me, but I do love receiving unexpected gifts.  After we were seated she handed it over and said, “I don’t know if you want to read the card first or open the gift.”  I figured it would be rude not to open the card first, but it was a dead give away as soon as I did.

It read,” A little treasure I found for you.  You would twirl it above your head as you said it was hot!”

I immediately ripped into the tissue paper and found my beloved Nikit.  Apparently when I was 5 my dad decided it was time to get rid of my blankie and become a “big girl”.  I didn’t take this news so well and my mom said I moped around the house for days. Then one night it was like a light bulb went off.  I ran to my room and came back minutes later with this little doll sweater.  Both the sweater and my blankie were hand knit by my Granny using the same wool, so it was just like having my blankie back, but on a smaller scale.  I can fondly remember sucking my thumb and rubbing Nikit against my nose.  And when “she” got too hot, i would twirl it above my head to cool it off, then back to rubbing it on my nose.  How funny is that!!  And you can see that apparently all that rubbing and twirling put a bit of stress on Nikit.  At some point my mom had to sew the back and front together so she wouldn’t fall apart.

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I was so happy to see that Nikit had made it through the fire unharmed.  It was apparently wrapped up for safe keeping in the sewing room.  I asked my mom if she thought Mr.vB would think I was crazy if he came to bed and saw me twirling Nikit around my head.  She just kinda stared at me so i took that as a yes.  Oh well, some things are better left to memory!

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  1. Sarah G
    July 30th, 2009 at 10:23 | #1

    Lovely, funny and very endearing. Glad you’re reunited! I still have my teddy bear, Mr C doesn’t think its weird at all, and I catch him sneaking the occasional snuggle!

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