People are always writing to ask me for advice, so from time to time, I'll answer a letter here.
I have a favorite stuffed animal too. I still play with him even though I'm ten. How old do you have to be before you should stop playing with stuffed animals? Worried in St. Paul
Dear Worried: When The Writer was a little girl, she had the same problem. She played with me until she was thirteen years old. Then she put me on a shelf. We didn't play any more, but we still talked. Don't worry about ever being too old to play with your favorite stuffed animal. He is your best friend. And he always will be. The Writer grew up, but she keeps her old toys and favorite children's books where she can look at them. She still plays with stuffed animals!
Yes, The Writer fools around a lot! That's why I never get fed on time.