Monday, January 9, 2017

Meredith's Monday Musings: Stuffed Animals

Hi All!

Happy Monday! Another new week is here. Can you believe it? These weeks are just flying by so fast. Before we know it, it'll be the end of 2017, but lets not go crazy.

This week's topic for Meredith's Monday Musing is a bit silly, to be honest, but that's okay. Today's topic is stuffed animals!

I LOVE stuffed animals, I'm not exactly sure why. Growing up, I had many and would sleep with one every night until I reached about the age of 9. Then I would only sleep with a stuffed animal if I was very upset. But after I went to college, I started to sleep with one every night.

There's something just so awesome about stuffies. They're soft and comforting. They never have a mean word to say. If I wake up from having a nightmare, they're there to chase the bad dreams away. There's just something about stuffed animals that is soothing.

If I travel anywhere, I always bring my favorite stuffed animal with me. I've had her for the longest time (over twenty years!) and she brings me the most comfort.

I LOVE having stuffed animals, the only bad thing about them is when I have to wash them. It is impossible for me to do now. I just feel like I'm drowning them or overheating them. I can't do it anymore. Instead, I'll spray them with Frebreeze or Lysol if they need to be washed.

Do you guys have any favorite stuffed animals? If so, what are they?

Okay, that's all that I have for now. Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Wow, that must be amazing to have your toys for so long. You must look after them really well! I can't go anywhere without my Kermit the Frog or one of my squishy unicorns.
    Cleaning them is hard. When I have no choice but to wash them, I put the toy into a pillow case then tie the end closed with a hair elastic, then I put it through the washing machine at a low temperature on a short wash with a very small amount of detergent. I hate turning the washing machine on when my toys are in there though, I feel like I'm drowning them! Otherwise for tiny dots of dirt I use a teensy dot of toothpaste and a spare toothbrush to lightly spot-clean them, then I get lots of water on the toothbrush to get the toothpaste off the toy.

    1. You're braver than I am, Katie. I can't wash my stuffies anymore. I refuse to. I view it as torture to them. The best thing that I can do is spray them with Febreeze if they get dirty. But, I'll remember your toothpaste trick for future reference too! Thanks!