Cara’s Springtime Treats – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers
With Spring finally here, it is a perfect time to lighten up your child’s days with some special treats!
RobinGood and His Not So Merry Men
VeggieTales: “Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men,” is a fun parody that features plenty of high-energy, family-friendly music, including a new Silly Song with a theme that was selected through a recent online fan contest. The episode also includes the animated short, “Lenny & the Lost Birthday,” which also helps teach lessons about handling hurt and forgiveness. You can check out the DVD trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDd-PrisTZQ.
A long time ago, in the faraway town of Bethlingham, roved a band of merry men, led by the fearless Robin Good. Their mission: to help people by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor! But when a greedy Prince starts stealing the townspeople’s hams, donations are down and Robin’s friends take off and decide to give robbing from the rich a try. Feeling rejected, Robin thinks things can’t get any worse, until he finds out that the ham-hoarding Prince has also captured his friends. Can Robin overcome his own hurt, rescue his friends and restore the townspeople’s hope? Find out in this fun Veggie story where kids learn that there’s no hurt too big for God!
Lenny & the Lost Birthday
Will someone, anyone, remember Lenny’s special day? How could it be misplaced – or is it just his mistake?! Find out in this adorable story!
You can learn more about this new DVD at: http://veggietales.com/robingood/
DVD is 45 minutes long and retails for $14.99.
The Kid Dictionary:
Hilarious Words to Describe the Indescribable Things Kids Do
Have a kid? Know a kid? Been a kid? Have you ever been left utterly speechless by the wit, wisdom, grossness, and hilarity that accompanies children wherever they go? The Kid Dictionary has ingenious and hilarious words needed to describe the indescribable: life with kids. We all know that kids say the funniest things, but they also do the craziest things, sometimes leaving us at a loss for words. But not any more!
The Kid Dictionary is full of hilarious words to describe all of the unbelievable things kids do. After all, we’ve all heard “Blubberish” (the incomprehensible breathless stammering of a crying child trying to tell you what happened to her), and it’s a rare parent that’s never had to treat an “Invisibooboo” (the site on a child’s body where you unnecessarily applied a bandage to appease him when he got hurt, even though no blood ever appeared).
From loving to lovingly exasperated, Ruhalter’s word-combo definitions will finally let parents everywhere accurately describe all the things their kids do that make them laugh, cry, and hide that cookie they’re eating before dinner.
Humorous, insightful, and unique, it’s perfect for anyone with kids even remotely in their life–from expectant parents to aunts and uncles. With clever word play and insights that will make you wince in sympathy or laugh out loud and think, “thank goodness that’s not me (yet)!” The Kid Dictionary provides adults everywhere with the vernacular to discuss the little “harridans”, er, angels we love! Some of my favorites are:
“Stocktease“: A child who lets you buy large quantities of her favorite food and then suddenly decides that she doesn’t like it anymore.
“Dawdefy“: When a child shows power by doing what you asked as slooooooowly as possible.
“Garminx“: A little girl who feels compelled to change her clothes fifty times a day.
This book had me laughing out loud so much that my husband took it to read! Now when our child does something mind boggling, we reach for this book to find a word that matches the situation! This fun book is a must have for every household! Even if it is only to lighten up a tense situation and find some humor in it!
About The Author
Eric Ruhalter works in television in NYC, making commercials about movies. At night, he comes home to his wife Kara and their three rambunctious children. There, he’s able to step inside of himself to write down the unique and unusual observations that inspire him. He also enjoys editing video, pimping his work via social media, surfing, Frisbee, and ping pong. He studied economics at Dickinson College where he learned that he’s not the least bit interested in the theories of economics. So rather than study, he spent most of his time writing.
The Kid Dictionary retails for $9.99
Motherhood Later Than Sooner wishes everyone a very Happy Easter and Passover holiday!
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