ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Parents' Comforter

Updated on May 11, 2011

Do you own a comforter?

See results

Trying To Own What Isn't Yours

“Time passes, and things change, but there are some things we can hold onto.”

Growing up, a family movie night did not begin until the popcorn was made and my parents’ navy blue comforter was laid out on the floor. It didn’t matter what we watched. As long as the comforter was under my bum and the popcorn bowl was next to me, I was happy. Once the popcorn was gone, without fail, I would fall asleep. Each movie night would end with my mother waking me up, telling me it was time to go to bed. She’d unroll me from the comforter and escort me to my room. I always hated leaving the comfort of the comforter.

When I would get sick, I would request that my mom let me sleep on her side of my parents’ bed and cover me with the blue comforter. She would leave the room to get me some medicine, but when she’d return I would always be asleep. It wasn’t difficult to drift off to sleep when the comforter was around me.

I remember the Christmas I was given my first comforter. Realizing that their comforter wasn’t going to last another sick day or movie night, my parents gave me a forest green one. That night, I felt like a grown up bundled up tight in my comforter. While it wasn’t my parents’ comforter, it worked the same magic.

A few years ago, I was once again given a comforter. This one is navy on one side/red on the other. It was meant to replace the beat up green one, but, instead, it is treated as a spare. I am loyal to my green comforter just as my parents were loyal to their blue one.

One day, when I’m a parent, I can see myself buying my child a comforter. Like my parents’ my co-parent and I will grow tired of having our comforter stolen by our little one. At that point, we’ll decide that they’re old enough to have one of their own. With the hope that it will allow us to regain control of our comforter, it will be a present more for us than for our child. Like I did, I’m sure they’ll still sneak our comforter from time though. I will understand completely. You just can’t give up on the comforter you fell in love with.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LowellWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L.A. Walsh 

      9 years ago from Lowell, MA

      They definitely will, Cashmere! Thank you for your comment. :o)

    • cashmere profile image


      9 years ago from India

      Hope the memories comfort you forever.

    • LowellWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L.A. Walsh 

      9 years ago from Lowell, MA

      What a beautiful memory, Maggs! Thank you for your comment and for making me smile. :o)

    • maggs224 profile image


      9 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What a lovely story, we had a Tartan Travel rug that did the same for me and my brother. This travel rug only came out when someone was ill or on Saturday night when we were allowed to stay up late in our pyjamas with pop and crisps to watch TV. Those were the days thanks for sharing your memories of the comforter and for stirring mine of the tartan rug.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)