Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Minnie Mouse Holiday PJ PALS for Girls

Product DetailsProduct DetailsThere is a very good salesperson who I became friends with only because we walk in the mall a lot and my husband and I became familiar with her. She is actually a project adviser for a department store and is very friendly. She says that she is friendly not because she wants to get business but because life is short and she feels good at the end of the day if she makes someone feel good or if she brings a smile on someone's face. Needless to say, we talk a lot. One day she told me about a lady who was embarrassed about her daughter who was eight years old and was still carrying a teddy bear around. After talking to that lady for ten minutes, she was able to convince her that there is no need for an apology as not all children are the same when it comes to security. She actually complimented the little girl for taking such good care of her teddy. 

I remember talking to a five year old about her umbrella with Hello Kitty all over on it. Then her mom told me that she has a Hello Kitty doll in her room and she loves her. I told her that I am sure she takes good care of her Hello Kitty. Also she must miss her while she is in school and is working hard.  A couple of weeks later her mother stopped by and told that there was a significant change in her daughter.  Her daughter is listening to her when it comes to doing homework and is even eating her lunch in school. She then thanked me for showing love to something her daughter really loves.

 I used to be skeptical of toy industry utilizing and exploiting children's love for certain toys and the licensing of merchandise with different logos, but I came to a conclusion that having one or two things of their choice  actually helps nurture positive and caring attitude in children. 

 I know some adults who never out grew the love of their favorite toy and they are the ones who most appreciate the gifts you give them for Birthdays and Holidays. 

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14 comments:

joeh said...

My friends son's cuddly toy "Choppy" was washed so many times by the time he was 7 "Choppy" was basically a wash cloth with eyes. My friend was a little worried about the attachment at age 7. Don't remember what happened to "Choppy" but the son is a sophomore at Delaware and is supper smart and a really good, well adjusted kid so...

^.^ said...

My family and I moved a lot, when I was growing up ... I still remember my first "toy" which was a bunch of wooden cloth pins ... later I got roller skates ... I loved them ... I went everywhere on them ... don't have them anymore ... my kids had teddies ... I keep them for them in case they them ... or maybe for myself? ... PS: My kids are 30 and 31, I am 59 ... ya ... so what? Love, cat. PPS: Excellent and so very moving post ... thank u 4 sharing ... smiles ... tears ...

fishducky said...

Maybe we should just let our kids be & not try to make them conform to standards...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir - that's excellent ... we all need to be supported for the things we love ... whatever age. My brother and his wife carry a bear around! I have my mother's Hardwick ... he appears occasionally in the blog, very wear begone!

I'm so pleased a difference was made to that little girl ... cheers Hilary

Hope said...

hi Munir! thought i'd drop in for a visit. What a lovely post! i sense so much love and understanding in your words. yes show kindness all the time to whomever and the results are astounding! hope you are well!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I've outgrown most of my toys, but I found new ones that I wanted to replace them with. One of the things I never outgrew though were roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. I still (to this day) play that game.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Munir, such a wise post filled with so much truth. Love this story. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed evening.
xo

Launna said...

Munir, it's so great to see you posting.. I think we need to let our children be children and not rush them to grow up. My daughter slept with stuffed animals until she was 10... she still has them in her room. Have a great rest of the week xox ♡

yaya said...

Children are pushed to grow up fast these days so I think it's wonderful when they can cling to childhood joys and comforts for a long time. I did a project with our church's youth group called "project Linus". We made blankets for children in the foster care system. It was something they could keep and call their own. There was a letter written from one of the kids years later thanking the organization. He took that blanket to college with him. He said he cherished it because someone actually cared enough for him to make it and it restored his faith in the world and himself. It's what motivated him to do well in school and go on to college. You never know what a simple act of love or caring will do.

DEZMOND said...

That is lovely. People should always be nice to each other. You never know how even a small act can help others or mean a lot to them.

Hope said...

Hi Munir! thank you for your response. All is well here. just thought i'd let you know i recently posted a poem on my site if you would like to read when you have time. I am grateful for your encouragement and compliments to my writing style. your friendship is always appreciated! thank you! :)

Asad Ghiasuddin said...

I really love this post Mama :) made me smile. I think I got my knack of working with kids from you!

PS: I miss my froggy!! I know you still have him safe somewhere at home for me :)

Susie said...

If a person can, they should keep their favorite toy forever. To pass along to their own children or grands. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Danielle L Zecher said...

That's a great attitude about children's toys and security items.