Monster Fun with this #KinderMom

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Spying the Monsters, Inc. DVD on our shelf makes me smile every time. I remember when our oldest was two and would want to be in mommy and daddy’s bed because of the monsters under her bed. It never occurred to her that she had to cross the floor past them to get to us. Of course, we knew it was because she wanted to be close to us. Her new sister had just arrived. We did not mind one bit.

When Monsters Inc. became available to own we scooped up our own copy. We watched it as a family one night, not thinking we may have added to our toddler’s creative imagination. That night she ran into our room shaking about Randall (character from the movie.) When we checked her room and told her it was clear of Randall, she climbed back into bed. After many stories, songs and reassurances, she still would not go to sleep. Then, the door creaked open and our cat snuck in.

Our daughter saw him and bolted upright with delight. She told me it was ok. Our kitty will make sure all the monsters stay away. Ever since then she slept well under the protection of our monster-scarer kitty. Just like Sully did for Boo.

It is my pleasure help introduce for the first time that every specially marked Monsters University Kinder® Surprise® packages are guaranteed to contain 100% licensed toys. Your kids will have fun (and you too) watching Mike and Sully go to school while enjoying a special treat.

Check out Kinder Canada Facebook page for the new toy gallery and vote for your new favorite Kinder® Surprise® Monsters University toy collection.

I found it really hard to pick just one! As a parent, I love that Disney Pixar included funny lines for just for us! Can’t wait to see it!

Have you seen it? How old are your kids?

Disclosure: I’m part of the KINDER® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Compassion and Autism: Uniquely My Kids

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I am leaning over my six-year-olds toes to paint them a bright purple. We just got back from the mall on a special mom and daughter date, from where we bought the nail color. Her fingernails are adorned with the gorgeous color. I am almost finished her left foot when the door to my bedroom is pushed open with a bang.

In marches her four-year-old sister, sits down next to her sister and sticks out her hands. The simple gesture makes my heart burst. This is such a ‘regular’ moment of a younger sister wanting to be like her big sister. For my youngest it is huge. She was diagnosed with autism over a year ago. Her delays have kept her behind on ‘regular’ kid stuff for a long time. Until now.

I apologize to my six-year-old that our date was interrupted. My hubby is nearby, ready to see where this goes. My beautiful date says it is okay and tells her sister to hold still. Everyday, my girls delightfully surprise me with their compassion for each other and uniqueness of their own individual selves. I proceed to paint her nails too as my hubby snaps this special picture.

Their nails dry fast and we go downstairs for a special treat of a Kinder Egg. I do not know when the next unique moment will be. Autism keeps us guessing. I am so grateful to be here to see each one.

With spring in full swing and summer fast-approaching, Kinder Canada is very excited to help you get to know the new egg in town – Kinder® Surprise® Pink, with over 30 new playful toys inside. They have added a brand-new section showcasing some of the new toys in the Toy Gallery on Facebook, where you can browse the new collection and vote for your favorites.

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To celebrate the launch of Kinder® Surprise® Pink, Kinder Canada will hosting an exclusive Facebook contest. Starting May 29th, for three weeks, you will be able to participate simply by becoming a friend of Kinder Canada and telling Kinder Canada what makes their child so unique! YOU could be lucky enough to scoop up one of three $250 VISA gift cards! Contest will be live from May 29 to June 19.

Disclosure: I’m part of the KINDER® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.