Yay! It's Meatless Monday again! Sorry to my regular linkers for being off the past couple of weeks. It's been a roller coaster around here but should be smooth sailing from now on! As always, please link up any meat-free posts you have to share!
Bullying is a pretty hot button topic these days. I'm often left wondering what it is that makes people, adults and children alike, think it's okay to be cruel to others. It's baffling. We don't usually get heavy here on BentoForKidlet but this is an issue that we just can't ignore.
A bento buddy of mine brought to my attention a story about a little boy Grayson who was told by school administration that he should not bring his My Little Pony lunchbox to school because it was inciting the bullying he was enduring. Nothing was done about the kids doing the bullying! My heart just ached to hear that. You can show your support for Grayson by liking their Facebook page Support for Grayson. Give the little kiddo some love. We could all use more of it.
Shortly after that I read an article about Michael, an 11 year old who attempted suicide because of bullying over his love of the My Little Pony show. You can read the article Here. You can also help out his family with the medical expenses of his recovery on his GoFundMe Page.
These things hit really close to home for me and my Kidlet and it causes me physical pain to hear these stories. But they are happening everywhere and it's time for this to stop. Younger and younger kids are hurting themselves or trying to take their lives because of the bullying that never ceases. What will it take for us all to stand up and say enough! This isn't right! My own Kidlet suffered severe depression and was hospitalized for suicidal ideation last year. It's been a rough road for us both but he is doing well and learning to ignore the haters and be proud of who he is. He's so very strong. I'm immensely proud of that boy.
So today we are having a Blog Hop in support of all kids and adults who had endured bullying. We are saying enough is enough. You are not alone. We're all here with you. We've got your back. Click on the link at the end of my post to see the next lunch!
In our PlanetBox Rover Kidlet has Dandies Vegan marshmallows, purple grapes, strawberries, orange slices, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, salad and a sandwich on swirl bread with Rainbow Dash cheese made with food colors. In the Middle is a Lunchbox Love Note.
My fantastic Kidlet with his lunch and a My Little Pony backpack he got for his birthday!
I was recently given the opportunity to see a sneak peak screening of Moms' Night Out, a comedy about life coming to theaters May 9th. I took my mom with me and it was so exciting! We had to sign in and got little swag bags. Very cool. But the best part was the movie! SO hilarious! And even more than that it was really easy to relate to. I felt very connected to the main character Allyson who is trying to find her voice while juggling home life and a need for a night out! I highly recommend this movie for the whole family. For more info you can go to MomsNightOutMovie.com. And don't forget that National Moms' Night Out is celebrated on May 8th.
As part of the night out, while we were having a lovely time at the movies, the boy got to enjoy a delicious Papa Murphy's Take n' Bake Pizza. We had never actually tried Papa Murphy's before and I was a little skeptical of a take and bake pizza but we were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! I even packed it for Kidlet's lunch the next day!