Monthly Archives: October 2019

Dealing with Kids with Big Hearts

We have a birthday party coming up in our house, our youngest will have his first birthday party where he invites his classmates. Our school has a rule that if you are inviting students from the classroom you have to invite everyone. My other children have never had an issue with this, but my youngest had the most interesting reaction so far. He was upset, not because he did not like a student and wanted to exclude the student, but because the child in question is a bully and he did not want the bully to bother his friends at his party.

I felt badly for my son. I knew this child was a bully, we have had several interactions with the student, and since I teach at their school I know the student’s history. My poor son was not trying to exclude or hurt anyone. He merely wanted to protect his friends. I tried to find a way to help him to understand that this child might just be young and has not learned how to act around other kids yet. That maybe the student wants to be liked so badly they behave in a way that does not get them what they want. I tried to help him to see that the students might have other bad things happening that make them act out.

Eventually my son agreed it was still wrong to exclude the child and that maybe if he tried harder to include the child and showed the child how to be a good friend that maybe the child would change their behavior. Now my son is looking forward to his party, but he says he will still be watching to see if his friends are being hurt or made to feel badly then he will not hesitate to protect his friends. I am proud and impressed that he wants to protect his friends, it shows that he cares and is not willing to allow bad things to happen to anyone. However, part of me feels the same way he does, why should I reward the bully by allowing them to participate in the festivities? How would you handle an issue fo a bully during birthday parties?

Sleepwear sale!!

A sleepwear sale just before the holidays is the perfect way to stock up on gifts. Pajamas are the ultimate comfort item. They can be long, short, playful, and serious. If I could live in an outfit it would be pajamas. My kids love fun and outrageous pajamas. Especially during the holidays when they can get fun themed pajamas.

Right now The Boy’s Store has tons of sleepwear on sale, so be sure to check it all out!

Boy’s Lightning Bolt Pajamas by Sara’s Prints: These blue and red lightning bolt pajamas are super and will make your little one feel like a super hero too!

Boy’s Camouflage Football Style Pajamas by Wes & Willy: This camo set pajama set is all about football. If you have a sports fan this is an excellent and simple gift.

Boy’s organic moose print pajamas by New Jammies: These fun blue moose pajamas are soft and organic. Now your kids will look great, feel great, and hopefully sleep great.

Halloween Craft: 3D Werewolf Art

Art is a fantastic way to celebrate a holiday. I love creating art with my kids, it allows me to create memories and remember them forever. I usually save my favorite art pieces my children make and I use them as decorations for my favorite holidays. I have dozen of art pieces for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Halloween. Every year I add to my collection.

This year I found this really fun 3D art piece from Arty Crafty Kids. It lets the kids create a 3D werewolf to hang on the wall. It looks incredibly cool and intricate but is actually relatively simple to create. The best part is there is always ways to customize the art and make it entirely your own!

This craft may become one of my favorites to hang each year. It jumps out at you with its fun 3D design and makes my house even more spooktacular than usual for this time of year. For the full tutorial, with videos, head on over to Arty Crafty Kids now.