Now... I know this is a bit silly, but I still sleep with Bear every night. Some of you may think it's a bit weird that I still do this, and some of you may be able to identify with me not being able to let something go you've become so accustomed to sleeping with every night.
Then, there are other people that are probably reading this thinking, "Gosh, this girl must not have been that creative to come up with a name like Bear for her white bear." Am I right?
To give you an idea of what this bear means to me I will tell you a short story:
When I was in London when I was two, my parents and I were on a train when I flung Bear right as the train doors opened. Bear went flying off the plane and onto the tracks. Most parents would cut their losses and opt to buy their two-year-old a new bear. Nope. Not mine. My dad quickly jumped out of the train and reached down to grab Bear off the tracks. To a two year old, that is heroic. To everyone else on the train, I'm sure there was some major relief to not hear a screaming kid on a train who just lost their toy.
All and all, I can't bear (no pun intended) to put him away. Bear and I have been through thick and thin together, he loves me regardless of chewing off his nose and eyes. What woman wouldn't keep around something so tolerable...?
Do you have a favorite thing you still like to sleep with that you wouldn't be able to sleep without if you lost it?