Have you ever had one of those days? When you wake and immediately know its going to horrible? After being up for 10 minutes you’ve already stubbed your toe, spilled your coffee, yelled at you kids and realize it would be best for everyone if you turned around and went back to bed. We all have those days once in awhile. Whether its due to lack of sleep, an oncoming cold or stress at work, these days pop up and put us in horrible moods. Trust me! They are no laughing matter! But what if you weren’t the one having the bad day? What if it was your child?
Terrible, horrible, no good very bad day!
Last week DS7 seemed to be having one of those days. He was woken up at 5:30 am by his younger brother (who shares his room). He got yelled at by two extremely tired parents who were woken up an hour before their alarms went off. He was asked to change out of his favourite shirt because it was far too small for him. He spilled his bowl of cereal on the floor. He forgot the bey-blades he was going to play with at recess. He got in trouble for talking in school. He didn’t like the lunch I packed for him and he had a lot of homework that night. To top it off, when he got home from school he got in trouble for fighting with his brother and was sent to his room.
In our house, after a time out is served, the parent initiating the time out sits down with the time outee and has a conversation about what happened. Being the “bad guy” that day, I went to DS7’s room to have our conversation. Instead of finding him pouting on his bed or playing with his toys, he was lying down hugging #BigHugsElmo. It broke my heart! The first words out of his mouth were “I should have never gotten out of bed this morning”. Through tears, I explained to him that we all have bad days and we need to find something to cheer us up when nothing seems to go our way. He smiled and said “Good thing we have Elmo!! He made me feel a lot better. Mom? Did you know that a hug can make a bad day seem not so bad anymore?”
Not only did he learn about bad days (and not to fight with his brother), but I learned about the power of hug!
#BigHugsElmo has a lot of amazing features to cheer you up on a bad day:
1. Never ending hugs
2. A giggle that is contagious
3. A song about hugs that is sure to cheer you up!
4. The ability to wrap fuzzy red arms around you.
5. A sweet lullaby and cute snoring sounds to cuddle up with after a bad day!
Although it is recommended that #BigHugsElmo is appropriate for children ages 2-4, I think that Elmo is the perfect holiday gift for EVERYONE on your Christmas list.
This month, I have two amazing opportunities for you to bring this loveable, furry, red guy into your home!
PTPA Seal of Approval – Playskool’s Big Hugs Elmo received the esteemed PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval, the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America. #BigHugsElmo
1.SPOT THE SEAL CONTEST
When you are out beginning your Holiday shopping keep your eye out for the PTPA seal in stores and online. If you see one, share a photo on social media platforms (i.e. Twitter or Facebook) with hashtag #spottheseal. Winners will be chosen by PTPA at random!
2. ENTER 1HEART1FAMILY’S Giveaway!
Again this month, one lucky 1Heart1Family reader will #Win the opportunity to own a #BigHugsElmo for themselves!
Open to CANADA and US
ENDS November 23/13