Saturday, June 08, 2013

Being Unique + a @KinderCanada Contest! #KinderMom


Ever since the beginning, Little One just had to be unique.  She insisted on catapulting herself into existence at 28 weeks gestation.  This was a first in our family's history.  There were no preemies on either side of the family.

To this day, our four year old displays her uniqueness in the way she thinks, the way she vocalizes her opinions (Ha! So young, yet has an opinion about everything), and especially in displaying her likes and preferences.

Friends and family know that I have always been anti-pink.  Even from a young age, I boycotted pink! My aunts used to always get everything in pink for me and I resisted.  I always opted for blue!

When Little One was born, I wanted no pink items.  We ended up with everything pink.  I believe it was to spite me that everyone showered us with PINK!  Despite my protests, Little One's favourite colour is pink.  She is a veritable girly girl.  I don't know how that happened, since we haven't raised her in an environment that teaches girls to love pink and be girly girls or play with dolls.

In fact, Hubby bought her John Deere outfits and we got her toy trucks, trains, school buses and cars.  Still, she somehow gravitated to the pink and the dolls, toy kitchens, doll houses, etc.  There's nothing wrong with that at all, and we encourage her to do what she enjoys.  I just think it's rather interesting how given all opportunities to use tools and do science experiments (which she loves), she also loves playing house and being a princess-fairy-ballerina. I think it's great that a princess-fairy-ballerina can play in the dirt and play with Star Wars action figures with her friends. Why not?

The kid goes to the barn in her frilly tutu and rain boots! 

Since Little One is an only child, we have no reference point to determine what makes her different from other children.  She's without a doubt, one of a kind.  She has risen over what seemed to me to be insurmountable odds of being a preemie and she is thriving.  I think what makes her unique in our eyes is how tenacious she is. She's spirited and feisty...and that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

All I know is that each child is unique and special in their own ways.  I like that Kinder Canada "gets" that.  Kinder Canada has launched their Kinder Surprise Pink and they're celebrating with a contest.




I'm a fan of the original/classic Kinder Surprise with toys that are gender neutral.  Having said this, my daughter is a fan of the Kinder Surprise Pink.  She loves the cute little animals, the jewelry, and girl toys.  I have to say that she also likes the cars and cool toys found in the blue Kinder Surprise too.

Kinder Canada is having a great Pink contest!  Tell Kinder Canada what makes YOUR child one of a kind and you can win 1 of 3 $250 VISA gift cards! To enter, "like" Kinder Canada on Facebook and enter here telling them what makes your child unique!

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.

9 comments:

Paula Schuck said...

She cracks me up with a tutu in the barn!! Adorable. Glad she is better and she sure is one of a kind!

Monica said...

She is adorable, love this photo! I have one of each and when they were little, like you I always encouraged them to be their own person and to play with toys that made them happy!

Gingermommy said...

My little one loves pink and these eggs are so much fun

Kathleen Garber said...

We haven't tried the new pink ones yet but I'm sure my girls would love it, especially my youngest who totally embraces pink, frilly and princessy things.

Christine McN said...

Paula:
She cracks me up too! What a character. To see her feeding the bull in a tutu is hilarious :) What a kid!

Christine McN said...

Monica:
Awesome, mama! That's the way to do it, right? :) Encourage kids to be their own person and cultivate their creativity :)

Christine McN said...

Gingermommy:
I think your little one and mine would get along really well! :)

Christine McN said...

Kathleen:
I think she'll love them!! Sounds perfect for her! ;)

Heather N said...

I love pink and frilly, DD4, not so much, LOL. She loves make up though... and her starwars and superheros ;) Whatever works for her is my motto

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