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Worry not

While I was cleaning up part of my room, I found these:

Worry dolls

The penny (1 cent) next to the dolls is to illustrate their very small size.

They are worry dolls I bought in my Spanish class’ quarterly mercado (market) with pesos we earned in class based on participation, test scores, extra credit, etc. Every night, you tell each doll a concern/worry that you have, and you place them under your pillow as you sleep. The belief is that the dolls will take away your worry in the night; and by the time you wake up in the morning, your worries will be gone.

I remember using these during high school whenever I’d have tests or presentations the next day. It’s probably just superstition, but it helped lift some of my nervousness and anxiety the next day. I’m sure it’s all in my head. Still, it was nice to be able to “release” your worry/concern, whatever they may be.



8 thoughts on “Worry not

  1. I’ve never heard of those before but I think they’re pretty cool! Wish I had one of them to have a bit of peace of mind.

    • anne says:

      I wish they really would take my worries/concerns away. But, it’s a great practice for kids. I think these are usually given to them as gifts.

  2. That’s the first time I’ve heard of those. It’s like going to confession at church, except via dolls I guess we all have to believe in something that helps us to bear a lot less burden in our daily lives…however we do it.

    • anne says:

      I believe the dolls were intended to help children deal with their worries/concerns. I’m sure it really helps them. You know how kids can be

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