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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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xoch86
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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Aww.. Ur an a hole! Lol I woild have ought it on the spot just because she actually reached out and touched it, andI wouldn't wait until valentines day either. Take he back and let her get it(just in case u get the wrong one)

HannahC
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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 That's how I am, too... Especially when I know the kids are going to be soooo happy with it. Christmas is really tough for me as well.


Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

Lol see, I think if I get it for her I may not be able to wait for Valentine's to give it to her. She'd probably get it tomorrow ;-)

Quoting HannahC:

I'm a sucker.. I so would have bought it. I would surprise her either for Valentine's Day or sooner :)


 

DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM
Lol I wanted to so bad!! My 2 sons were there with us too and figured it would cause a scene if she got it and they didn't get something too. I'm sure you know how that goes lol.


Quoting Two_Hearts:

the fact that she touched the bear .....i would have bought it for her right there on the spot lol.

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knkd
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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Wait til 2.15 and it will be 10.00


Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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I would buy it and surprise her.  Such a cute bear! :)

onecuteladybug2
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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If you can afford it, buy it for her!

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by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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Aww, I'm a softy I would get it!
But save it for Valentines day :) have it sitting on the couch or something when she comes home from school
robyann
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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 $40 is a bit high for a stuffed animal, but with her touching issues and how happy this bear made her, YES I'd go back and buy it, and give it to her right away!

happykitty316
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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I would get it and give it to her tonight..  Think of it as a tool for her.

Angelanscalf89
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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buy it
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