Ever have a Woobie/Security Blanket?

@raychill (6529)
United States
August 20, 2007 8:20am CST
Last night when I was watching Big Brother, my shameful new obsession, they mentioned the word Woobie and I was so excited. I've had a few different Woobies in my life time. To me, woobies have always come in the form of a coat/jacket/hoodie. Actually, at 25 I still consider my hoodies to be sort of a woobie for me. It's just kind of a comfort to have if you're feeling uncomfortable. To me, they've always been called a "Woobie" as it's from the movie Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton...who has a son in the movie with a woobie. A lot of others don't know what I'm talking about when I call it a woobie... because they know it more as a "Security blanket" but frankly it doesn't always have to be a blanket...like in my case. What about you? Have you ever had a Woobie or a Security Blanket or called it something other than that?
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I am 23 and I still have my blankie from when I was 5 months old. I still sleep with it and I swear I have a hard time falling asleep without it. It has what I have deemed the 'blankie smell'. It is a total comfort thing for me, even at my age. I'm totally like Linus from the Peanuts and I freak out if I can't find it. My husband and my family pick on me.:P
@raychill (6529)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Apparently you and I are the only one with woobies :p Thats cute that you have one. I Have a bear that I've had since I was about 2 or so and a pillow I've had that long too but I don't sleep with them...anymore. My brother had the same (a raccoon and a pillow) but his wife made him get rid of the pillow and his son got the raccoon. It's nice that you're husband is at least understanding of it. A woobie is an important thing!
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
21 Aug 07
You and I stand alone once again!:P Woobies are totally important. I would probably have seizure if I ever lost mine. It has been through a lot...it's 23 years old. It has had backs replaced and right now I keep the stuffing rolled up in another blanket. I'm so lame. It's all woobie love baby!:P
@raychill (6529)
• United States
21 Aug 07
woobies never die!!!
• United States
22 Aug 07
LOL - I never had a blanket though my sister did. I can't remember exactly what she called it but I think it was something like Blankie. It wasn't too far off LOL. I did have my doll though. It was my first baby doll and I still have it to this day. I slept with it in my bed until I moved in with my hubby *embarrassed*.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
22 Aug 07
aww. well dolls are great too. I still have a bear and a pillow that I've had since I was a kid. Fortunately I stopped sleeping with them, but they're still in my bedroom. I'll never get rid of them :)
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• United States
22 Aug 07
I think I slept with mine more as something to cuddle with. Because when I sleep on the couch when he is at work (mainly when we worked 3rd) then I would grab one of my bears to snuggle with LOL.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I never heard the word Woobie before BB8. I didn't really have one, but I have always had something that I liked to hold. It was either my blanket (not a blankie, a twin sized blanket with a kitty on it) that my mom/grandma gave me... or it was a teddy bear or doll. What I wanted to hold always changed but there was always something. I think if you asked my family if I had a special blanket or toy, they couldn't name one b/c I was never with the same thing :)
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Sep 07
WOobie for me is from the movie Mr. Mom. With Michael Keaton. Ha ha. Well I think having something to hold still works even if you didn't have that one special thing. As long as that wasn't a hint into your future I think it's all good :)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I don't remember if I ever had one, which is weird. I probably did but just don't recall. I do recall that my brothers had one though. By the way, have you ever had a security blanket referred to as a "gee gee" ("g" sound as in the word "game"). How does one get "gee gee" out of blankie, in less that was the way my brother said it at the time.