I never thought in a million years I would ever write a post appropriate for “the bedroom” so I didn’t initially make this category. (I’m too embarrassed to even write a naughty scene in a completely fictional story written under a pen name. The only bedroom posts you are getting will involve turning your bedroom into a steampunk style retreat or how to get to sleep when you suffer from restless leg.) Unfortunately, I have read so many heart wrenching posts on Quora about this very topic that I can’t stay silent anymore.
Yes. You may sleep with a stuffie after you reach the age of 10, or 12, or 18, or 65, or what ever age you think is too old to be sleeping with a stuffie. At 23 “Spirit” the parrot came along with me when I moved across country to start my independent life, and when I married my husband he dragged along an enormous stuffed duck and a tiny stuffed bear obviously as well loved and snuggled as my parrot.
At 31 I was not too old to shriek wildly at finding the doppelgänger of a stuffed sheep I used to love and snuggle until my mother tossed it. The person who sold it to me gave it to me for $21 instead of $25 because I had no more money on me and was sympathetic to my story too. Guess what? She was my age or possibly older and slept with a stuffed animal too.
If you’re worried what your boyfriend/girlfriend is going to think about it, don’t. Most likely they’re going to pull some ancient piece of fluff out of the back corner of their closet in absolute relief when they find out you don’t think its dumb to have a stuffed animal on the bed. I really feel strongly about this topic and it seems like I see it come up every other day on Quora, so I’d love to make a campaign out of this.
I challenge you to link a photo of your favorite stuffed animal in the comments, if you have one, and tell us your age. (If you don’t want to share your age, just tell us if you are over or under the age of 18.)
Share this to your friends and family so they too can show off their favorite stuffed animals. I know you guys are all dying to give your favorite toys of the past a little attention!