So I just left the Hallmark store by my office (moms birthday is tomorrow) – and while I was in there, I saw this kid, who looked to me to be 8, holding his ragged stuffed animal as he wandered around the store with his mom. It was kinda creepy. It was obvious this “thing” had been in the crib with him, considering how tattered it was. Now… I’m not sure I ever had a stuffed animal that I slept with, but even if I did, I bet my parents would have ripped that thing out of my hands by the time I was 8 – especially in public at a Hallmark Store! How does he go to school without his safety animal? Wow.