Karen soon became a regular in Max's dinosaur world. He would talk to Karen, tell us about Karen, and remind us that Karen was in the room. Karen would come up more and more especially when Max was upset, he would call for Karen and tell Karen what was making him scared.
Just now I asked Max the following:
Me: Tell me about Karen.
Max: I love Karen.
So as cheesy as this sounds, my mom is here, she is a dinosaur. She is protecting Max from the scary real world. She protects him from the loud sounds, the bright colors, and the confusion of daily life. Karen the dinosaur is pretty amazing. And I love her.