I wish I would have seen this earlier. Here is what we did when our son could not find his "Moosie" We told he he went on vacation, then talked about where he could be. He seemed to relate as he knew he went on vacation and so did his friends at Daycare. It bought us a few days to find a back up, and in the mean-time we found the origional.
The one thing that still has me confused is how to "age" the backup? The origional is missing one eye and has had stitches, and AJ knew right away that it was not the real "Moosie".
Glad everything went well at bed time tonight.
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