special things

Hi, so i need help with something that has been on my mind a lot lately. You know how some people when they are younger have a "special thing" or a "lovey", that they are really attatched to? well i have had one sence i was about two, mabey three. i LOVE my special thing, and i know lots of friends that have them and love theirs too, but im 12 now, and i dont ever want to put my special thing away, or just stop having her around. And im not totally inseperable from her, i dont take her to my sleep away camp, or to a lot of sleepovers, or when i travel, which i do a lot. But how should i handle this?

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  • I’m 12 as well and I still have a stuffed duck named ducky-ducky (that I got a month after I was born) that I sleep with. It’s totally normal for you to not want to let go of your special thing, and you don’t have to.
  • I got a little blanket I named Pinky (But it's yellow with animals on it 1 whome may or may not be named Fredrick spakles pants Wiggle but the 12th.) And I am 10 now. I got it when I was born. Well, I guess since u seem okay not always being around it, you can leave it home. I just want to tell u 1 thing; If u feel like u need it, hold it. Just remember if u are going somewhere and u might need it, I suggest holding it.
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    I have a stuffed cat - Sugar - that I've had since I was 12. (I'm almost 18) I still take her to camp, to sleepovers, and just about everywhere else, too. She's my companion, and my pillow, and my friend. I talk to her. I snuggle with her.

    It's absolutely fine to have a Special Thing, no matter what your age! I know counselors at the camp that I go to, that still sleep with stuffed animals - and they're in their 20s and 30s! Special Things can be a comfort, or a friend, and everyone should be able to have that. Including you.

    My advice is this: If you want to take/keep your Special Thing with you, I say go for it! It's your Special Thing, and you shouldn't have to give that up, no matter your age. And if people give you crap about it, ignore them, or tell them that you're not too old for a Special Thing - NO ONE is.

    But no matter what, do what you want. If you don't want to put your Special Thing away, than don't! It's your Special Thing, and you can have it as long as you want. <3

    I hope this helped, and if you ever want to talk, feel free to PM me <3
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