Last fall I went into Costco to buy my usual: two huge loaves of bread, an enormous bag of meatballs, and a giant jar of strawberry jam, when I stopped in my tracks. That bear was staring at me with his big brown eyes and begged me to bring him home. My kids - who I never give in to (seriously, I don't) - said, "Can we have him?" And I said yes without hesitation.
flushed down the toilet.
Oh, I wish I had pictures of that bear safely buckled into her car's front seat, with his arm and paw out the window. I nearly wet my pants watching her drive out of the parking lot.
But the fun was just beginning. A few hours later, I began getting texts from her, showcasing just how well her new family member was fitting in.
Perhaps he was checking his Facebook page?
Not to be outdone, our bear had something to prove. I hauled "Gary Beary Osborne" upstairs to snuggle with his namesake. Gary was peacefully sleeping and had no idea I was taking this picture. In fact, until he reads this, I'm not even sure he's ever seen it...
So in conclusion, I URGE you to run to Costco and buy this bear. Not only will your kids love him, but sleeping husbands will too.
Oh! My title! (Which I totally forgot about as I was actually writing the post, so now I'm just making these up...) My top 5 reasons why you should buy this bear:
5. Your kids will think you're awesome.
4. You will think you're awesome.
3. I will think you're awesome.
2. The bear is super awesome.
1. You can send late night picture texts to your sister about it.
(Notice I never said your husband will think you're awesome.)
Convinced? I thought so.