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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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CoolMommyofboys
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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Aaww that is the cutest picture!

I would buy it and given it to her soon - I wouldn't wait til Valentines day
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AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM

If you can, do.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM
Go. Get. That. Bear.
DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM
That's what I'm worried about. I'm torn. I may break down and pay the $40 lol.

Quoting HaveFaith1215:

But what if it's not there then? 

Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

Oh, that's true!! I might just wait and do that. Thanks!!



Quoting catrig:

Day after Valentines it would be half off.


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DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM
OK, you just brought tears to my eyes lol. It melted my heart too.

Quoting HaveFaith1215:

GET IT GET IT GET IT!!!!!! I almost want to get it for her! Look at that adorable face! After reading that she has the issue of not wanting to touch anything, etc.. and then seeing her sit on the floor holding it OMG my heart melted. 

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gabby416
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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 I'd get it.  no questions asked, if a teady bear is what will make my daughter happy, I get it. 

cherokeegoddess
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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get her the bear. that smile is priceless and worth millions!!!  :)

gabby416
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

 seriously though, your story yanked at my heart.  I had this HUGE racoon when I was about her age, that thing was my best friend!  We'd watch movies together and hide under the blanket and I'd lean up against it and read it stories.  See but I am the type of person that wouldn't be able to wait til vday, I'd be giving it to her now!  lol. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM
I have a child who had sensory issues. I would have bought the bear and she would have carried it to the car. That's a huge deal!
mommytothree07
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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I would take her back and see how she acts if she still is excited for it I would get her the bear.. she looks so happy, I say your beautiful girl deserves it

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