Just wow. Seriously. Just wow. I mean, there are just no other words.
I asked for Wimpy Kid/Embarrassing school stories. I didn’t expect to want to cry as the comments rolled in, each more heartbreaking than the last.
Did I mention that my kid starts Kindergarten in a week? Couldn’t you people have gone easy on me? Never have I been happier to have picked the particular school I picked for her.
The things kids do to each other defies the imagination. Or maybe I’m too darn nice and ethical. But seriously, I couldn’t have thought up half the stuff that people mentioned in the comments. Nor do I ever want to.
I wish I could give each and every one of the people who commented a prize and a hug, or maybe ten hugs and a couple pats on the back.
Sadly I only have one prize to hand out, the hugs and pats on the back will have to be virtual. But before I announce the winner I wanted to point out one of the items in the backpacks, because if the comments are anything to go by, we should all be reading this book over and over and over to our kids. Just in case.
E is for Ethics, by Ian James Corlett is a cute book made up of 26 little stories each with a short easy lesson. It teaches acceptance, politeness, courage, kindness and a host of other great concepts that just might help our children learn how to stand up to bullies and stand up for their friends if they’re ever under attack.
You can’t tuck yourself into your kid’s backpack or their jacket pocket. You won’t always be there to protect them and teach them what to say in the heat of the moment. But with Corlett’s help your voice in their ear might be just a hair louder when it’s most necessary.
And now? A winner! Drumroll please….
#3! Aka: Sweepmom who hopefully did not end up giving birth to a freckle. Because, dude, how do you diaper a freckle? Congratulations!
Didn’t win? Want a chance at winning another backpack filled with over $300 worth of goodies? Swing by our Back-to-school Fill the Backpack Twitter Party tomorrow evening (Wednesday, September 1st) at 7pm PST. LOTS of prizes including a number of these very same back packs! Click here to RSVP to be eligible to win prizes. See you there!