March 25, 2008

What to do??

So I have a tupperware container of stuffed animals. Not just any stuffed animals... but my childhood stuffies. I've gone through my collection several times over the years and carefully reduced my collection to the ones that are really special. You know... the ones that talk back to you when you smile at them. What? Is that just me?? Anyhoo... ...What am I to do with these stuffies? Do I hang on to them till the day I die? I don't have kids. I can't imagine giving them to anyone. Do they have to live in tupperware waiting for the 1 time a year I take them out and look at them? Or do I put them on a shelf? Is it normal for a 40 year old woman to have stuffed animals? Well ... nevermind. We all know I'm not normal in any way. Hmmmmm.

9 comments:

Ariane said...

if you manage to figure this one out, can you *please* let me know??? kthanksbye. <3

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I'm 42, don't have kids, & have 8 stuffies in my bedroom, 12 in my living room, and a couple in a tupperware tucked away. There's the one I got when I was in the hospital at age 1, there's the one from best friend when I was down, there's the one's from Mom on valentines day's over the years, ............
I think it's O.K. for a woman in her forties with no kids to have stuffies :)
That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;)

Carol said...

Put them on a shelf and display them. Don't be shy! It breaks my heart that I don't have my 'Ted' anymore (gave him to a friend who lost him...wahhhhhhh!!)but I do have a Peter Rabbit who goes on road trips with us.
If it makes you happy to look at them, by all means, let them breathe in the open air, yanno?

Joel said...

hey, I still have my cabbage patch kid, popple, and fraggle rock stuffies...keep what makes you feel happy!

cherry girl said...

Hi Sara, I say if you have room for them - keep them. I don't know about putting them out as they'd get all dusty (my own experience!) pulling cuddly toys out of the box every so often for nostalgia sake that makes your heart sing sounds like a good enough reason to keep them around!

Riley & Tiki said...

I keep milk crates turned on their sides (full of stacked t-shirts etc.) on my closet shelf. On top of the milk crates I have my stuffed animals all lined up. Sometimes my kitties hang out there too. I get to see my old stuffed animals when I'm getting something out of the closet, but no one else sees them and thinks I'm a doofus. My husband thinks it's cute. I am 38 & he is 40. What is normal?

R&T Mom

Crys T said...

Whatever you do, don't get rid of them unless you're absolutely positive it's the right thing to do. I can't tell you how many things I've tossed/donated over the years when I was feeling ruthless and later really, really regretted it.

If it's right for you to get rid of them, you'll know because one day you'll open up the Tupperware and think, "What the HELL do I have these for?!?"

Paisley said...

Some of my babies live on the top shelf of my closet with Pee Wee Herman and a sock monkey guarding them. I also have a big tupperware container in the garage with even more. And then next to that I have a box with all my son's stuffed animals. And then I have yet another one with some of my sisters baby's (Dennis the Menace) 1960's. She was a tomboy!
So I say if you have the room, keep them. If you saw Toy Story you know how scared they get when you weed through them. No need to scare the lil' guys.

leigh said...

I was thinking if you didn't want to keep them, you could give them to your niece? Since you don't have kids, she might like to have them.