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Build a bear shops
Build a Bear
Member Name: Judey
Build a Bear
Advantages: Its every childs dream in one shop
Disadvantages: You need a second mortgage to pay for it
Build a bear shops are lovely, bright, fun looking places, a kids dream. The shops are very cleverly designed with the shop layout directing you and your child around the various stations, from choosing your bear, to stuffing and brushing it. To dressing and accessorising your bear. (every happy bear need accessories)
The bears start at a reasonable cost with a basic bear being under a tenner. (This is the start of your new mortgage application. )
we all get swept up in the build a bear process wanting a happy bear, so imagine what it must be like for the children. "I need a beeting heart" "I have to have a voice box so my teddy can tell me he loves me every single day" start to sweat Dad's its going to be expensive.
You make it through that onto the free wash and dry station, phew we like this bit. Parents worldwide start to smile, but don't count your chickens too soon, the best is yet to come.
You can't possibly have a NAKED bear.
T-shirts, shorts, dresses, hats, knickers, crop tops, shawls, coats, shoes, skates. WHAT !!!!! these bears have a better wardrobe than I do. (talking of wardrobes you can have one of those as well)
You then go onto accessories a brush, a bed, a wardrobe, a carry case, but "your teddy will be happy" your bank manager may not be but teddies already smiling.
By this point you are ready to run for the hills, clutching tightly to you credit card. Relax its time to give it a birth certificate, (free)
You finally get to the check out to realise that one bear doesn't come cheap, you reluctantly pay regretting come through the rainbow coloured doors on the way to bankcruptcy.
You leave with your bear and its wardbrobe and its bed and its carrier bag of accessories and on way to your car you realise you need a truck to get it all home. Look on the bright side take the bear home and leave the kids.
All in all its a money making shop that does what it does very well indeed, you can't take your children in and then say no to everything that bear needs, but you do need to think carefully before stepping into every child's dream, dreams do come true but they are not free.
Summary: Be warned !