Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ask Banshee

Dear Wild Banshee,

When do you consider someone too old, if ever, to have stuffed animals on their bed? I am assuming this is a more acceptable practice for females, but still, any thoughts?

I Heart My Stuffed Friends


Dear Heart,

Before answering this question, I consulted with my close friend and advisor Darla Beagle. Darla and I have decided that girls are never ever too old to have stuffed animals on their bed. That being said, stuffed animals may be a bit inconvenient once you are married. It should be noted, though, that Darla disagrees with that assertion.

As for boys, well, teddy bears on the bed are certainly not very manly. There is no way that John Wayne had stuffed animals on his bed. Even Darla agrees with that. As for a bright line age ... well, that's a tough one. Stuffed animals certainly are not like Barbie Dolls. Giving them to your young sons won't turn them into wimpering sissies. But, men's dorms at college are not real good places for stuffed animals.

In summary, there is a difference between guys and gals when it comes to stuffed animals. Grown men shouldn't really be cuddling with them, but girls can hang on as long as they want to.

~ Banshee

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