A Thank You To My Childhood Stuffed Animal
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A Thank You To My Childhood Stuffed Animal

You taught me how to be imaginative in a world that can try to suppress your creativity.

A Thank You To My Childhood Stuffed Animal
Carol Schell

We all have that stuffed animal (or a few) that meant the world to us, and probably still does. If we could just "talk" to them again, we would probably tell them something that goes like this:

I can't help it, but time has swiftly passed, causing me to grow up to leave you behind. Maybe I still keep you close whether it be in my room at home or in my college dorm, but the days of playing with you are long gone. As much as I wish I could be a child again and play with you, I know I have other priorities to tend to.

Just because I've stopped playing with you doesn't mean I've forgotten all the memories I've had with you. You were the stuffed animal I would turn to through the exciting times as a kid, but also the bad times (let's be real, our "bad" times were when we were sick or had a boo boo). You meant everything to me. There wasn't a day I didn't take you with me on whatever adventure I went on.

You were the best friend anyone could have as a child. You never judged, and never left. You let me hug you thousands of times and just the sight of you cheered me up. Having you in my life taught me that our minds are much more powerful than we think. We can create a world in which we want to live if we put our minds to it.

Through you, I was able to become as creative as I desired. You taught me how to form an imagination within a society that wants to suppress that creativity sometimes. You taught me how to play with others and how to put our minds together to make a dream a reality. I could go on and on about all that you taught me, but I want you to know that I am grateful for all you have given me as a child.

I saw my future self in you.

So thank you for the amazing childhood my loves.


A young adult who wishes they were a kid again

P.S. This one is for you Piglet, Big Pig, Pigla, Piglea, and Pigleala

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