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Why do we outgrow toys? I remember fondly my stuffed animal collection from my childhood. I had over 100! Each one had a name and a special order on my bed. They had to go in the right order. O.k….I have OCD, but I do treasure the comfort I got from hugging them tightly when I was down. There was a delight in the feel of soft fur under my hands. And sometimes they were a friendly face to talk to when I had secrets to share. My daughter is 17 but she still loves her fake fur babies. She squealed with delight when I brought her a soft stuffed alpaca from a recent trip! I hope she never loses this love for them. There is no need….and you can recall those memories with these images if the real deal seams a little not so grown up. 😉
My husband, William Patrick, and I play with toys and photography together….seems we have not outgrown them after all!