Should I replace the beloved missing toy?
My 9 year old has been lonely the past year, her best friend moved away and our school boundaries changed. She became very attached to a "lambchop" puppet, which she adores, plays with, sleeps with, takes on trips, etc -
About a month ago lambchop turned up missing. We've looked high and low, called friends and family, and no sign of lambchop.
I went up on ebay to see if it was even an option to buy another, and it is - then, my daughter glanced at the comp and saw me looking. She got pretty excited - I said I wasn't sure about purchasing one, we'd "have to see."
I'm just not sure buying a new one is the right thing - we've focused a lot this week on making new friends and she has made a new girlfriend at school. She hopes to invite her to our home next week -
Anyway, the lambchop thing, I'm considering it as a christmas gift, if anything at all. Then, between now and then if the original shows up, then all is well -