Monday, June 23, 2014

Thomas & Friends Plush Blanket!

I have this habit of shopping for my kid during my lunch break. Stuck seated in an office all day, it's nice to take a walk outside, breath fresh air, and then browse stuff we may or may not need :>

Today, out of the blue (pun intended— Nui Nui's favorite color is blue and it's all because Thomas is :>), I decided to get her a Thomas throw because character bedding was on sale at Target. The sale was a pathetic one— $23.74 marked down from $24.99— one that I normally wouldn't fall for but Mondays are the roughest, when I'm missing my kid the most.

When I picked Nui Nui up from school, I told her I had a surprise for her. So funny. She loves surprises and doesn't get them often. Midway asking/talking to her about her day at school, she went back to the surprise. 'Mama, where's the surprise?' I told her it was in the front seat.

Today ended up being a good day for a surprise too. Nui Nui did well in school today. Her daily note said that she was very polite and well-mannered: 'Can I have pizza please?'. Score! Love school days like that.

Anyway, I filmed her opening her surprise, so hopefully that'll be up sometime soon. Until then, I'm loving seeing how happy she is in these pics :> Now, her Thomas bedding set is complete!

One unsolicited piece of advice, especially after reading the recent article: 'An Elementary Class Studied 600 Lego Sets, What They Found Has Gotten LEGO’s Attention', is that we, too, like corporations, as parents, adults, and teachers, shouldn't feed into nor pass on engrained (useless) stereotypes that were and are still fed to us daily. Thankfully, this particular bedding wasn't marketed for boys, despite all its blue (though I would have bought it either way). It's just Thomas and Friends— James and Harold, to be exact— on a blanket, for anyone who cares for (or loves) the characters, including my daughter. No qualms, just excitement and smiles for all.

When was the last time you got a surprise? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

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