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!