I just remembered this- around Valentine's Day I got my DD7 a balloon. Well as all balloons do, it lost its float after a while and so I asked her if I could throw it away. She said no you can't throw "Sally" away. Then she proceeded to tell me she wanted to have a funeral for Sally… she insisted on bringing the kids table and chairs outside, put different types of food on the table, etc. She then made me and her brother sit on the chairs and she said a eulogy for Sally the Balloon, describing how each food item somehow related to qualities of Sally (the pickles were sassy like Sally, the cookies were sweet like Sally, etc.). She made a little tombstone out of popsicle sticks, and insisted on burying the balloon. Sally will be missed.