Comfort items as an adult

posted 12 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

somathemagical :  I have always slept with a stuffed animal. Still do, in fact. 

Back when I was a little kid my dad convinced me to donate my most prized possession stuffed bear to those less fortunate. I resented him for years. 

Then I had a stuffed penguin named Squishy I got in 6th grade. I then had a large stuffed bear my high school b.f. bought me, then an Eeyore my BFF got me after I broke up with my B.f.

Those three are hanging out in my closet still, don’t have the heart to toss them.

Then when my husband and I had just moved in together, in 2010, we went and stayed at a fancy BnB and they had a stuffed bear as a momento and I’ve been using that once since. 

Love my little bear. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I still have the same teddy bear my parents gave to me when I was 8 years old – 30yrs this coming Christmas! I slept with my bear until I was married to my first husband and kept her on my nightstand instead. Nowadays, if I’m going through a tough time or the few times H and I have slept apart, I’ll grab good ole teddy to keep me company.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I still have my favorite stuffed animal growing up. His name is puff…I think he’s a caterpillar but I’m not sure, lol.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

somathemagical :  Darling Husband is my comfort item, lol. we are serious cuddlers – we sleep spooning all night – and i have a really hard time getting a good night sleep without him.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

If Darling Husband is home he is my comfort animal 🤣 Apparently I will grab one of his limbs and hold on for dear life, although I am asleep when this happens so I can neither confirm nor deny. If I am sleeping alone, I have a stuffed monkey named Pete. I love having a stuffy by my side, even at the ancient age of 37

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I used to have a comfort blanket that I couldn’t sleep without anywhere. I took it to every friend’s house, camping trips, you name it. I gave it up and gave it to my dog I think 4 years ago around the beginning of DH’s and I relationship. I just decided I didn’t want to be so attached that I couldn’t sleep without it. It is a Dalmatians blanket because I grew up obsessed with 101 Dalmatians and still love them. I’ll never actually get rid of it tho. It will stay here until it falls apart. Lol

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I have a stuffed animal. I don’t really have an emotional attachment to it, but I don’t sleep well without it simply because I don’t know what to do with my arms without hugging it. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I have a stuffed bunny that I have slept with every night of my life. My grandma bought it to give to my mom at her baby shower since I was supposed to be born on Easter. I came early and was born on Valentine’s Day and my bunny has been with me since the NICU. I thought as I got older I would be able to give it up, but once my grandma passed I knew I would never be able to. My FH is totally cool with it. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

somathemagical :  I’m glad I’m not weird! When Darling Husband doesnt come to bed with me, I sleep with a teddy.  I got him as a gift at 16 and in a really tough stage of life (had no family, lived with friends) Darling Husband says when he comes in, I’m always cuddling it real tight haha.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I slept with my baby blanket until high school, lost it in a move. And then I kept sleeping with a baby pillow until college- forced myself to leave it at home… But when I visit my parents, I do still sleep with it! I like to cuddle it and smell it, it’s just so comforting. Glad they kept it all these years, even through a storm that caused everything to collapse and my childhood bedroom was trashed. the pillow was luckily unharmed!! I don’t have any now, I just cuddle and sniff my FH instead hahaha. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I never had anything as a child, not a dummy (pacifier) or a blanket or a bear that I was attached to! Then two years ago my grandma died at Christmas. That same Christmas my mum gave me a fleece blanket with a giant penguin on and I was having issues sleeping and missing my grandma so I took to sleeping on the couch with this blanket and generally sobbing into it. It was covered in snot and tears for a while but it was so comforting! Since then I can’t live without it! It’s the first thing I look for when I come home from work and finally sit down. It comes camping etc with me and when we fly anywhere, it stays in the car park in the car, so I can put it on my knee when I get home. As an adult, I am conscious of dragging this gross throw around so I’ve washed it to death. It constantly smells like fabric softener haha. Good job I’ve not got children yet as I would struggle to separate them from anything that comforts them! Keep your blankie! Life is hard sometimes and it’s not like your turning to drugs or alcohol or worse……chocolate!  😂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Yay! Omgsh thank you for starting this thread… just yesterday i was thinking that i was giant loser for sleeping with anything at all & needed to get rid of my stuffies ): 

I have a puppy stuffie that i recently bought bc all my older stuffies are kid-sized/too small for an adult to hug properly. Im so glad to know there are actual adults that still do this as well lol

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I don’t sleep with any comfort items however I still collect stuffed animals. They make me feel comfortable and happy, I just don’t need them when I sleep. I do think it’s a bit odd though, having them as an adult, like maybe I’m crazy because I have a bunch of them. But my family has always been this way a little. We see a stuffed animal we like and decide it’s “homeless” and the poor thing needs somewhere to live. Sometimes I travel with a stuffed animal too.

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