Thursday, January 22, 2009

Playing Nice


I needed some Kimochi wisdom from you.  My son who is 32 months old is a friendly, verbal, and polite little boy. (Okay so you are probably wondering - who'd he learn that from?!) He has no trouble approaching new kids at the playground. I have noticed on several occasions that sometimes new kids are not as welcoming as you would hope them to be. I don't want my son to get discouraged. I wanted to know if you had some words I can use with him to let him know that there is nothing wrong with him and to not be discouraged.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sweet Kimochi Dreams!

Jennifer wrote to us to tell us about her 7 year-old daughter who received Kimochi Cloud for Christmas. She loved Cloud so much that she saved up her own money to buy Huggtopus from their local toy store.

"Just had to write you because you make the greatest toy! Check out my daughter's new bedtime routine - and she came up with this idea herself!!! She climbs into her bed and spreads out all the feelings, then she picks three feelings she had that day and we talk about when she had the feeling and what was happening. Then she puts the feelings in her Kimochi. OMG HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!! It's such a great, safe way for her to talk about what is happening in her life. As a mom, I could not ask for a better tool."

We're blown away. Thanks so much for sharing...we're going to try your Kimochis™ bedtime routine with our own kids!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kimochi Sisters

My daughters, Reilly (age 7) and Georgia (age 4) have had Kimochis from the get-go. Being on the Kimochi team has its advantages! A little background on us: Reilly is my gentle, cautious BUG. Georgia is my rough & tumble, friendly, exuberant HUGGTOPUS. Sometimes, they seriously clash. Here's what happened last week:
Reilly was calmly drawing at the coffee table. Georgia was running around playing. I was in the kitchen trying to make dinner (while secretly eating mini york peppermint patties). Screams erupted from the living room. Reilly's crying. Georgia's crying. Mom just wants to eat another mint patty. Instead I get Cloud and the basket of feelings from Reilly's room. I go and sit down between them. Reilly grabs Cloud and turns his head from happy to sad. Georgia frowns. "What's going on" I say. "She hit me!" "She yelled at me!" "She..." "She..." "She..." It was the same old fight-then-blame-your-sister routine. I put the basket of feelings between them and they calmed down. "Pick a feeling and tell me why you picked it." Reilly picked FRUSTRATED. "Georgia's bugging me. I just want to finish my drawing and she keeps bugging me and then she hit me." Georgia picked SAD "Reilly yelled at me and I just want to play with her." Classic. "Georgia are you bugging Reilly so she'll play with you?" I say. She nods. "Georgia tell Reilly why you are sad," I say. "Reilly, I just wanted to play with you and then you yelled at me and I hit you," admitted Georgia through tears. Reilly responds "Georgia, I want to finish my drawing. When you hit me I don't want to play with you. Can I finish my drawing and then we'll play?" says Reilly. "Ok...sorry I hit you," says Georgia. "Thanks," says Reilly.
AND THEN...Reilly turns Clouds face from sad to happy!!!! YEAY!!! A Kimochi moment. Then I go back to the kitchen...maybe we should have had peppermint patties for dinner. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Son is having tantrums

My son is having a lot of trouble dealing with lessing amounts of sleep. He is cranky, bored and completely unmotivated. We wish there was something we could do... can you help us?


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