Eric is 8 and is very special needs. He is non verbal mostly, breathing issues, muscle weakness, and a host of other stuff. The thing is that he has a stuffed Elmo that he LOVES, his WORLD revolves around this elmo.... he sleeps cuddling elmo everynight and ALL night. ALL NIGHT he never lets elmo go. He has had this elmo since he was 6 months old. well after nearly 8 years of FULL ON LOVE poor elmo is really really really falling apart. the material is so thin that in places it is just gone. I have sewn and patched as much as I can. This elmo really really needs to be washed but I dont think it would survive. I have another Elmo, exactly the same. But he wont have anything to do with it. Not even in his sleep can I exchange elmos!!! I kid you not!!! he KNOWS!! But I now dont know what to do as this elmo is really falling apart and really beyond fixing. How do I do this??? I DONT want to take his elmo away but there is coming a day when I may have to. How can I get him to except the new elmo?? any advice on this issue would be great.
I just want to say a huge thank you to you ladies!!!! I am considering all options, I will keep trying with the "new" elmo every chance I get and make an effort to include him so Eric gets used to him. I am also wondering about maybe sewing some new clothes on the old one to cover the old material. But thank you so much :)
This is how he sleeps at night. Elmos legs HAVE to go between his legs, it is really cute :)
I cant turn it, but this is about 2 years ago, wearing thin here