“My 8 year old fell in love instantly with his little wuppy, ‘Wupster’. As I read through the information card with him, I was interrupted with, “Oh he’s so soft and silky” – straight up to his face for a rub. We spoke about the heart (he loved that bit).
I asked him how ‘Lambie’ would be feeling (his security blanket and most favourite stuffed toy since his first Easter) and he said she would be happy to have a friend. He also said that his little wuppy might be better as Lambie looks old and is for babies.
The fact he has pretty much replaced Lambie is massive. He said Wupster is way cooler than Lambie – it must appeal to help with the possible peer pressure/opinions that 8 year olds start to experience.
Although he doesn’t use Wupster daily, he gets brought out when his worries set in or he’s overwhelmed – he even headed to school with him in his shorts pocket the other day!” – Lou