When I was a child, I had a favorite stim toy. It was a stuffed Mickey Mouse doll, and I liked to rub its nose between the ring finger and middle finger of my left hand. This resulted in the doll’s nose falling off countless times, so mother would sew the nose back on whenever that happened.
When I turned 10, however, my mother decided I was too old to sleep with stuffed animals, and took the doll away from me. I haven’t seen it since then, and it’s been almost 13 years since that happened.
Since I didn’t have Mickey, I replaced the doll with corners of pillowcases, which resulted in my wearing holes in the corners of pillowcases from stimming with them. My mother still gets angry about my wearing holes in pillowcases in this manner.
I would really like to find out what happened to my Mickey Mouse doll. If my mother still has it somewhere in her hoard (she is a compulsive hoarder and would do that), I want it back.