Brobee has passed through two sets of toddler hands and has now landed into his final set. He made me stop for a second... He has no eyes. His color is mottled. His fur has rubbed completely down to a sheer, soft, scrubby thin layer. His unibrow is coming undone and his left arm needs repair. But they love him.
What is the purpose of a lovie? Brobee is serving his purpose. Comfort, security and companionship. Brobee was able to courageously bring 3 little girls through the woes that oppress toddlerhood. And when his time is over, I'll have to figure out what to do with him. I guess we can say that he is the "Velveteen Rabbit" of the Mortley household. I pray that the Nursery Fairy never comes to grant him the wish of "real life".