Happy birthday to Prince Michael II, aka Blanket. Entering The Double Digits today! Let’s take a look back at the life’s journey of Michael’s little mini-me!
“Blanket” Jackson entered the world on February 21, 2002…and what a world it was for this little bright-eyed boy!
To answer two of the most commonly asked questions about Prince Michael II (Blanket):
Why is he named Blanket?
Answer: He wasn’t. His real name is Prince Michael II. As for the nickname and why it stuck, Michael explained it this way:
“…it’s an expression I use with my family and my employees. I
say ‘you should blanket me’ or ‘you should blanket her’,meaning like a
blanket is a blessing. It’s a way of showing love and caring.”-Michael Jackson
And here’s a cute article on the name Blanket that you guys might enjoy, from an author who admits she used to make fun of Blanket’s nickname…until she had kids of her own!
Next Big Question That Every Nosybody Wants To Know: Why On Earth Does That Child Hang Onto All That Long Hair, And Why Don’t The Jacksons Cut It?
Katherine Jackson recently provided that explanation, and it’s all that needs to be said!
“He doesn’t want to cut it, so I’ve talked to him about it,” his grandmother said. “He likes it long because his father wanted him to have long hair at the time, but there will be a day that he’ll have to cut it, I think.”-Katherine Jackson
Blanket’s world, along with his sister’s and brother’s, was forever shattered on June 25th, 2009:
But life has moved on. When you’re only seven years old, the world is still a big, huge place to discover! And for the son of Michael Jackson, there are still many important life lessons to learn-and people to meet!
These days, Blanket is looking a little less sullen about being in the spotlight!