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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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mom2colbyj
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Get the bear!!!!! I got one for my daughter last year and it's sitting in her room right now.

RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

For a bear that size, $40 is cheap.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 19 on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I would buy it. That kind of joy is priceless.

ADC2005
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Being as she has special issues and it means that much to her I say get her the bear
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osubucksbaby
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM
I vote yes!! What a cutie :)
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LucyHarper
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM

If it meant that much and could be used for therapy reasons, than I would save up and get it. Under normal circumstances, I would say thats ridiculous and no way, but since its not just a random stuffed animal, its something that can help her, I would do it. My five year old son has a teddy bear that he sleeps with that is extremely important to him and was given to him at a very hard time in his life, its very important to him and to his emotional health, if something happened to it, I would pay $40 in a heartbeat to get it back. 

DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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Sorry it's a little blurry. I tried to catch her face but she was moving all around. It looked something like this :-O lol
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DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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MissMysteriouss
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Priceless ♥


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