how much do you worry about the consequences of really enjoying your dolls, do you worry a lot about them yellowing and getting dirty? i have read so many posts about people being afraid to even handle their dolls without washing hands and wearing gloves, or keeping their dolls in their boxes at all times except maybe to photograph. i love having my dolls out and about so that i can enjoy them. i love looking at my dolls (they sit on top of my "entertainment center" where i keep tv etc.) they are not directly in sunlight, but are not in a darkened room either. also there is smoking in my home, and that worries me the most. i suppose there is also a danger of them getting "knocked off" onto the floor. but, my reasoning is this: i didn't spend so much time and money on collecting my dolls to keep them hidden under my bed in their boxes. part of me thinks i should protect them and keep them hidden away, but then it would feel as if they didn't exist. i do find myself checking them over from time to time as i worry, are the wigs and clothes staining? are they getting yellow? dirty? are they secure? so far so good, and i do feel relieved when i see all is o.k. but how will i feel if i do see some kind of change? will i regret not being more careful? so i just got to thinking, are my dolls "too precious" to enjoy.