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Blankies and stuffed animals, childhood and beyond

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by AnnMoss, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. AnnMoss

    AnnMoss Awkward Moss

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    My family had to take away my blankie. I don't know if I was a baby when I got it, but I had it probably until 4 our 5. It was so torn up from you'd think it had been caught in a wood chipper. A soft doll, the same (I was given both many years later in my teens, still have them safely in a big plastic ziplock). I always had stuffed animals, lots and lots and lots of stuffed animals. I still have one I sleep with that someone bought for me s couple years ago (Pusheen). I do have a favorite little down "blankie" now that was also a gift from over ten years ago. Anyone with me?
     
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  2. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    My brother had a blankie and my mother kept attaching the corners to new blankies because the blankies fell apart. He also had a bunny that became his favorite, l gave it to him when he was crying. One time l had a meltdown because we forgot my daughter's blankie but she was okay. We had a backup blankie. Totally understand it. Think my brother maybe on the spectrum.
     
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    I have nearly all !!!!!my toys but if I didn’t touch them for a certain amount of time my mother said you’re not using it so we are selling it I sort of understand what she meant as we didn’t have a mansion but I still yearn for those toys, especially a Disney projector that showed Alice in Wonderland , got everything else though still got my decrepit baby towel , I try not to touch them a lot as I don’t have the greatest coordination or self control .
     
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    I had a frog and a bunny stuffed animal when I was a kid. I carried them everywhere with me and after school I would run to my room for them. I had these stuffed animals til I was about 8 or 9 according to my mom.
     
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    I had a blankie when very small. Then a long break and recently I had a stuffed animal dog when I was in hospital frequently to stand in for my real dogs and at home a favorite small blanket again.
     
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    Wolf Prince My future job title.

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    Teddy bear. Still have it.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    This is such a cute thread. My ex took my childhood toy that my mom saved 50 years for me. A liitle black puppet dog called Robespierre. He was my absolute fav toy. I also had a red book about a little white cat that was just as old. My ex decided to take that too.
     
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    I slept with a teddy bear for a long time. Still have it on a shelf here in my computer room.
     
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    Ive been searching for what I now know is a give a show projector with Disney Alice in wonderland slides, it would be over 40 years old now, saw everything!! but that !
     
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    I had a stuffed tiger that I slept with until it was worn out.
    Given to me when I was five and slept with it until I was 12.

    Now I like cat head pillows and Pusheen.
    I couldn't sleep with out a soft blanket even now. It is so comforting to feel in against my skin.
    I also need a soft memory foam topper on my mattress to lay on.
    Wrapped in softness makes for good sleep.
     
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    Streetwise Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I don’t know why I thought the word narcissism ,I don’t really understand it .
     
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    I had a lot of stuffed animals when I was a kid. My most precious ones are in storage at my parents’ place. I bought myself a very soft stuffed toy sloth last year when I was very depressed and anxious. I slept with it through the worst of that time. Luckily my boyfriend wasn’t weird about it.
     
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    I have a little teddy bear that I still hold going to sleep at times. He’s about 35 years old and looks it. He has a soothing influence on me.
     
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    I’m at the hospital mattress for support stage ,it’s a mattress that is air regulated ,Don’t have one,Still feel great affection for memory foam.
     
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    AnnMoss Awkward Moss

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    That's terrible, what a rotten person.
    Have you thought about adopting a Robespierre Junior? Black Labrador CarPet Glove Puppet
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    It looks just like him. So cute. l may have to order to take back my childhood!!
     
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    AnnMoss Awkward Moss

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    Oh I hope you do!!!
     
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    I have a little velveteen pillow I've been sleeping with since before I can remember. It was just a random throw pillow from my great-grandmother's couch, but apparently it resonated with me. I'm 38 now and still have every intention of snuggling it nightly for the rest of my life ;)