Here’s the story: Amanda was taking our three children through the international hoarders’ Mecca that you might know as Walmart. With just a couple of items to purchase, the boys had convinced Amanda to take a quick trip through the toy department. As they passed by numerous items, Gloria began to reach out and scream for a baby doll. As Amanda held different ones up to her to see for which one was she clamoring, she would emphatically shake her head at the dolls she didn’t want.
She finally got the baby doll she wanted – this cute, cuddly, smiley, black baby doll. She picked it up, began to hug the doll, and started to say in a soothing manner,”Oohh, wee. Oohh, wee.” After some giggles and a few moments of cuddling, Amanda tried to take the doll back from her. Bad mistake. She clutched onto this baby for dear life and began to scream as if she was being attacked.
While Amanda tried unsuccessfully to distract her long enough to put the doll back, Eli came up with a solution.