Billy was proud to be a security blanket. Up until now, Ethan brought Billy along everywhere he went. But most importantly, Ethan snuggled with Billy at bedtime every night. But one day, Billy overheard Ethan say, “Mom, now that I’m going to preschool, I don’t want the other kids to laugh at me. Can we put Billy away because I’m a big boy now?” “I’ll put Billy in the linen closet. Just know that if you ever start to miss him, you can always take Billy to your room,” said Ethan’s mom as she lugged Billy into the closet. That first night, Billy cried himself to sleep because he felt unneeded and unloved.
Billy waited until the night and climbed into Ethan’s bed hoping to be welcomed with open arms. But Ethan just tucked Billy back into the closet. This routine lasted for a week, until Billy finally accepted that Ethan no longer needed him. Years later, Ethan married a beautiful woman named Darla and they had a baby boy named Robbie. The first night Ethan and Darla welcomed their baby boy home,
Ethan drove to his parent’s house in the middle of the night. “Hey mom and dad, I’m just going to go grab Billy,” said Ethan as he walked through the door.
Ethan made a beeline toward the closet and then rushed to his car with Billy in tow. As Ethan walked through the door into his new home with Darla, he wrapped Billy around his son. Ethan whispered into his newborn’s ear, “Billy was my security blanket. Now he is yours. And one day he will be your child’s blankie.” That night, Billy couldn’t help but shed tears of joy. He said, “My patience was rewarded well,” while drifting off to sleep.