I let them pick out the colors, and they sat with me as I made each square. While I crocheted, I told them how all my love was going into the squares as I worked, so that when they took the square to bed with them, it would be just like I was there with them.
Well, I can’t say that it solved all our bedtime struggles, but the squares definitely became a comfort and special keepsake for my girls. They slept with them every night and have even stuffed them in their backpacks for school and brought them to sleepovers.
Now, about 7 years later, they are old enough to kiss me goodnight and go upstairs to bed themselves. They don’t need the squares as a comfort anymore, but they still each have theirs. And when they make their beds each morning, they lay their squares on their pillows … and that makes me smile 🙂