Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello Again, You Silly Old Bear

As a mama to four munchkins, I've seen my share of cartoons.  We've gone to the theater, bought DVDs and watched hundreds on television.  Of all the bajillion cartoons my eyeballs have (and haven't enjoyed), I hold a few very close to my heart.

Like old friends.

My oldest son, who is now twelve, was always a fan of Winnie the Pooh.  I remember him sitting in his footie pajamas, fresh from a bath, watching Pooh before bed.  He was about two years old, and those were the days of 7pm bedtimes. 

On a rainy afternoon he could sit for hours, watching the movie over and over and over again.

"Up, down, touch the ground...think of things to do....a happy, healthy appetite makes a happy healthy Pooh..."

Excuse me while I sniffle and tear up, is my son really twelve?

I'm very excited that through BlogHer, I was able to receive a copy of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.  A movie I used to enjoy with my first child I was now able to enjoy with my youngest baby.


Any mom of more than one munchkin knows how fast DVDs disappear, and our Winnie the Pooh movies have walked off over the years.  And with the craziness of raising four kids, my youngest watches whatever is available whenever there is an open television.

We don't get to settle in and enjoy many classic movies such as Winnie the Pooh.  Watching the movie brought me back to my days of early mommyhood, and I immediately remembered why I loved the movie so much.  The tone of the movie is quiet and soothing, and the messages about friendship are unparalleled.  I am convinced that once you love Pooh and friends, you love them forever.

As I write this, all four of my kids are squeezing in one more viewing before I send back my copy.  They are snuggled in together, giggling and enjoying a few more minutes in the Hundred Acre Woods.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Much to my delight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is going to be available for the first time on Blu-ray combo pack and HD Digital on August 27th.  For more information you can follow Winnie the Pooh on Facebook or check out Disney's website to watch the trailer and pre-order your copy.  I know I'll be buying our family one, because this is one movie my munchkins never tire of.   I must admit, I don't either.

As Tigger would say, "TTFN...Ta Ta For Now!"

 

Now, to enter for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Winnie The Pooh Blu-ray Combo Pack, share with us the importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in your child's life...

 

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123 comments:

  1. This reminded me how much I love Winnie the Pooh.

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  2. It is important to learn necessary skills for a happy and rewarding life.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  3. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/362985224956686337
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  4. It's important to have friends and have fun to be happy and sociable

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  5. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/362986961155260417

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills and enjoy the fun of being a kid.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  8. It important because my children learn so much by playing together and with other kids, as well as by using their imaginations. This prepares them to be productive and happy adults.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/363037241112670208

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  10. its important for just the plain fun of being a kid and having dreams of when you grow up :")

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/363070105011236866

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  12. It's just fun for kids to have a silly old bear to teach them about life.

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  13. Imagination, friendships, and a sense of adventure can open up the whole world to children. I try to nurture them and allow them to follow the beat of their own drums.

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  15. Its a part of growing up and learning and great for the social aspect of life!

    amypugmire@live.com

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  16. https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/363166413596266497



    amypugmire@live.com

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  17. It's important so they have a fun active childhood!

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  18. With so much screen time in childrens' lives, it's important to remember to let them have free time with friends so they can use their imaginations to develop social skills and learn communication. Social play prepares them for adulthood in many ways.

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  20. Every kid needs a buddy. Someone to learn and play with. When I think back on my own childhood most of my memories involve my best girl friends. I know my son will have similar memories as he grows with his friends.

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  21. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/363503920858935296
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  22. friendship, imagination and adventure are important because you need to escape and explore in your mind it helps you grow and be creative and it makes life that more interesting and everything is better with a friend

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  23. friendship imgination and adventure are so important in a childs life they bring happiness

    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  24. It’s important for kids because it helps to develop their social skills.
    austma7@aol.com

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  25. Imagination is important for creativity and growing through adventures, which plays into their imagination. Friendships and building relationships is a necessary skill for all ages

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  26. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/363847638417801216

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  27. They are all character building traits and therefore very important.

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  28. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/363877524276658177

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  29. Friendship is important to have support in life and people to share the happy moments with and building relationships is important for careers. As for imagination? What would a grand adventure be without one? All are very important tools for a child to grow and prosper! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  30. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/363909251002925056

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  31. It prepares them for the real world!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  32. I feel that the importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in my kids lifes help them to develope socially and emotionally.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. These things are all important in my children's live, because it gives them confidence, fun and helps them develop and learn about the world.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  34. Through friendship, children learn tolerance, compassion, and social interaction. Playing together inspires imagination, and that increases thinking power. So yes, it's all very important to a child's development.

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  35. https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/364144794961846273

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  36. Adventure brings new experiences and learning to children.

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  37. What childhood would be complete without adventure? It feeds their creativity.

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  38. These three things are what help children to grown into emotional healthy adults.
    Thank you.

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  39. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/364461017540993024

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  40. Kids need to experience all this to grow and become who they will be. It also helps with social skills, independence, and confidence.

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  41. Friendship, imagination and adventure help develop social and skills and self-confidence

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  42. these things are important,help them to learn about themselves and what them want in their life
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  43. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/364811476000710656
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  44. Friendship, imagination and adventure are impoart for my kids because they make life richer and happier.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  45. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/364949312532254720

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  46. It's important to have friends and have fun to be happy and sociable

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  47. All 3 make for an enjoyable life.

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  48. encouraging imagination builds problem solving skills for the future

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  49. Friendship teaches kids to value other people :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  50. Friendship is important for a person to grow up and become a good person.

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  51. he is only 8 months; so far friendship means someone new to chew on! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  52. https://twitter.com/scg00387/status/366768524544323584 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  53. friendships develop relationships outside the family

    tiffany lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  54. because the combination of the 3 of them help to form his personality. He is drawn to kids who play and imagine like himself which helps him develop strong relationships
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  55. it is important to have friends and imagination for social skills

    jen Gersch

    intime@myself.com

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  56. Imagination helps children become creative thinkers; friendship and adventure is an essential part of life

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. It is important in order to have a happy childhood and adult life.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  58. Friendship, imagination and adventure in your child’s life is important because it molds them to become who they are and teaches them love and acceptance.

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  59. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/369390053249662976

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  60. My older son is recently learning the value of friendship and its wonderful to see his development, he has a huge imagination and we try to enhance it at every opportunity. My two year old is the one with all the sense of adventure!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/369806236402741248

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  62. Friendship, imagination and adventure are so important in a child's life because they will use all of these things throughout their entire life!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  63. The ability to use imagination to create an adventure with their friends molds a child into a confident and well social balanced individual.

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  64. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/370063940266369025

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  65. my kids use their imaginations to come up with adventures to enjoy with their friends

    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  66. i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/369932547544719360

    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  67. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/370346781504069632
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. I do not have kids but friendship is very important. When I was a kid I was always with my friends, and I had a big imagination!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. I think imagination is incredibly important and do whatever I can to encourage imagination through playtime.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  70. Imagination is so important to encourage it helps a child grow and be creative. I really think it helps them believe they can do anything. My kids and I have tea parties, and such are favorite is pretending to be a vet.

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  71. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/372780102569828353

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  72. Friendship is the lodestone in our lives. Fostering their imagination and a sense of adventure can spark a child to perform better in school, become more confidant, problem solve - and lead to an amazing adulthood.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/373627606374957058

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  75. It's important because it allows them to discover who they are which is a stepping stone to adulthood. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  76. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/373864410973868032

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  77. I love when kids have adventures is takes them to places they may never see with out a imagination

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  78. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/373919092903665664

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  79. I love that my daughter has stayed friends with her buddies from daycare throughout the year, even when they went on to different schools. They've maintained a wonderful bond.

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  80. Our middle daughter personifies friendship, imagination and adventure. She sees the good in almost everyone and is an artist.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  81. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/374325942358786048

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  82. I think they all build character and help the kids live healthy active social lives.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  83. Friendship, adventure, and imagination are all important aspects in a children's life. They grow emotionally and mentally and it let's them be who they are and discover themselves. It gives them skills they will need in their adult lives. I love sitting and just watching my kids use their imaginations!

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  84. It helps them be good people as they mature.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  85. It will help enrich his life and make him a better & more well rounded person.

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  86. by reading out loud and spending time creating from nothing I can help my children open their mind star95011atyahoodotcom

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  87. Friendship is very improtant in any childs life, i try to get my son to build as many friendships early in life as possible to help teach him how to share and give him a sense of loyalty. Adventure and imagination are also soo so important to my young son, these charactoristics play big roles in anything a child does and wants to grow up to be, imagination allows him to pretend to be anything he wants and adventure lets him think of things he can do that help him imagine what he wants to be. Yamaharider422 At excite dot com

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  88. It builds character, creates a world of fun, and leads to a happy childhood.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  89. It is so important for kids to have an imagination. As my kids grow I see how their imagination grows too! I encourage their creativity and socializing with similar friends!

    shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

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  90. Friendship, imagination and adventure help children become responsible, happy adults.

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  91. fostering friendship, imagination and adventure in a child will create an adult who is caring, giving, open-minded, and non-judgmental.

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  92. I want my daughter to find happiness and with that she will need to make many friends. Her imagination is important so she can dream big.
    chasingbaby at gmail dot com

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  93. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children because they get to develop social skills

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  94. The importance of friendship, imagination and adventure in my child's life is they're all vital to growing into a well rounded person.

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  95. Seeing the imagination in my three and five year old kiddos is simply amazing. Do you remember the power of imagination? "No, that dining room chair is not just a chair, Mom, it's my Corvette!" And studies have shown that a healthy imagination in children leads to better skills at coping, creativity and problem-solving as they grow up!

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  96. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/374877360534740993

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  97. Friendship, imagination, and adventure are important because these are needed so that one can have a happy life.

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  98. I truly believe that friendship, imagination and adventure are of the utmost importance in our child's life. They help with growth and maturity and help keep life fun and exciting.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  99. Friendship and imagination help children build a good foundation for the future while having fun growing up.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  100. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/374933977322110976

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  101. Imagination leads to creativity which can lead to careers and hobbies as an adult. Friendship leads to socialization which can lead to and should lead to the ability to have a strong support system as an adult apart from your parents. Adventure leads to life experiences which can lead to everything from finding your goal in life to the love of your life!

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  102. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/374946096667054081
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  103. Friendship, imagination and adventure are important for my children to be well rounded.


    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  104. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/374955734510731264

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  105. Friendship, imagination and adventure are some of the most important aspects of my sons' lives- while practicing these I know they are not only developing their creative and social skills but more importantly enjoying their childhood years

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  106. It is important for kids to learn these skills for success in life.

    krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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  107. Tweet https://twitter.com/happeegirl/status/374960900333002752
    krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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  108. The little one already has quite the vivid imagination!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  109. Friendship, imagination and adventure are all important for kids (and adults, too) We take a daily hike around the lake and see what adventures we can have.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  110. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/374991781256888320

    slehan at juno dot com

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  111. Friendship, imagination and adventure reminds me of the framework for our fave bedtime stories. Being military, my kids have moved and changed school way too often and value their friendships. They fortunately were within an environment where they were not isolated. There were always other families coming and going, new friendships forming around them.
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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  112. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/375000566838984704
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  113. Its very important that my kids have fun with there imagination and go on fun adventures with there good friends.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  114. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/375002159416238080

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  115. My kids are military brats which really intensifies for me the value of friendship. Out kids clearly became happier when new friendships were established and then the adventure of moving became fun.
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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  116. Friendship, imagination and adventure are the three best things when you’re a child. Friendship for when you’re feeling lonely. Imagination for when you’re feeling bored. Adventure for when you’re feeling a little..well, adventurous! ;)

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. it is important to raise a well rounded child

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  118. https://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/375052071373778946

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  119. imagination helps someone become a more well rounded person and teaches flexibility

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  120. https://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/375053457129893891

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  121. It helps them become creative and kind adults.
    momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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