Starting with my own twins, I bought my first "how to really love a child" in te winter of 1986 or spring of 1987. I recently visited friends I hadn't seen in 20 years, and their 17 year old daughter STILL has this blanket folded at the foot of her bed, and plans to take it with her to college! Everybody loves its wit and sweetness and softness and its physical as well as emotional warmth! AN interesting coincidence that my name is also Susan Kennedy, and other people have told me they associate rainbows with me (for some bizarre reason), though the Ariel part is a wonderful aspect of SARK's total identity! I'm a customer of all things SARK for life!