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Should I Get Her The Bear? **UPDATE**

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Gah, I wish you could do a poll from mobile. That would make this easier lol.

Anyway, I was just at Walmart picking up a prescription when my dd spotted this big Valentine's bear. I should mention that she has ODD and SPD and her main issue lies with not wanting to touch anything/not wanting anything to touch her. Well, she reached out and pet the bear and got the biggest smile on her face. She asked if she could hold her and when she grabbed her, I saw a kind of pure joy on her face I'd never seen before. She wanted a picture with her (which is the one above the post). Then she asks if she can have the bear. I look at the tag and it's $40!! I've never spent that much on a Teddy bear in my life and it seems ridiculous to me. I told her no and made her put it back. She started crying, but not like throwing a fit. More like a distraught, sad cry. She kept saying "I'm sorry I have to leave you. I'll miss you. We were gonna be best friends.". She's been crying for over an hour now.

Now, I'm trying to decide if I should go back later and surprise her with the bear for Valentine's day or if I'm correct in saying $40 is entirely too much for a Teddy bear. What would you do?


**UPDATE**
I got the bear!! I had my husband get the kids ready for bed while I went to Walmart to "get groceries". I called him when I got home and said to send dd outside to "help me bring the groceries in". Pictures on pg 14 of what happened next :-D
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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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Alyia72
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

If it wont break you buy the bear...

sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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I would buy it.  I have 2 girls with SPD and other issues so yes that's awesome how she feels about the bear. 

Saille717
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I'd buy her the bear.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 16 on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:38 PM
Awww... please get her the bear.
DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM
Surprisingly our Walmart is pretty clean...and she got a bath when we got home ;-)

Quoting Anonymous:

ew. You let her sit on the nasty ass WalMArt floor?
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surromama
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM
Agree!

Quoting twinners.mama:

I would buy it!! Especially since you say she has issues with touching things/them touching her. If she has trouble making connections with things and suddenly this bear gives her that good feeling I would buy it instantly!!



Hope that makes sense...
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twinners.mama
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM
There's just something sweet about a child and their Teddy/favorite toy. I still have mine! I bet she loves him forever. O I'm excited for you to get it!!! O she's going to be so excited!!!!!!

Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

It does make sense. I've never seen her love something like that before. It warmed my heart to see her so instantly attached to something like that. I think I'm gonna go back tomorrow and get it :-)



Quoting twinners.mama:

I would buy it!! Especially since you say she has issues with touching things/them touching her. If she has trouble making connections with things and suddenly this bear gives her that good feeling I would buy it instantly!!





Hope that makes sense...
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adhaodd1child
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM
Get the bear
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SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I'm the queen of cheap and I would buy it lol. I'm such a sucker for kids.

MrsCorky
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Get it!!!!!!!!
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