This is a sponsored post on behalf of Monster High. All opinions and experiences are my own.
My girl is all about happy. She’s the kid that wants to say or do whatever it takes to make sure everyone has a bright, smiling face around her. She loves to be the catalyst for a good time, and she sees the beauty in being kind to every person she meets. She’s kindness personified.
It’s been interesting to see Alannah grow. It’s been even more interesting to see her stand up for things she believes in, even at such a young age. She is very protective of her brothers. Making sure they are taken care of, loved by her, and receive the things they most desire. This was super fun when the baby was just born.
Mom, the baby needs milk now.
Mom, I think James needs a diaper change. Can you change it now?
Mom, we have to be super quiet. The baby needs to sleep.
Sister Mother. That’s what I ended up calling her during those times. She was too cute. But, the kindness wasn’t just reserved for her younger brother. She is very protective of her older brother, as well. His well-being and happiness is important to her, especially when it comes to other kids.
A while back, my son was bullied at school. We ended up taking him out of school and homeschooling him, as well as his sister. What I didn’t know is that my oldest had shared his bullying stories with his sister during a few late night conversations. What I also didn’t know is that one of the bullies now lived two doors down from us. One afternoon, I found out about it all.
The window was open while the kids played with the neighbors.
“Logan, why did you bully my brother when you two were in school?”
“Alannah, drop it. It’s fine now. It’s OK.”
“But I want to know why Logan was mean to you. That’s not very nice. You seem nice to me, Logan. Why were you not nice to my brother back then.”
“I don’t know. It wasn’t a good thing to do. I like Brandon, though. We are friends now. I like you too! You guys are fun.”
“Well, I’m glad you’re nice now. You are a good friend. You should probably not bully anyone again, though. You are really kind, Logan.”
That was it. Conversation over. They played happily together for hours after that, and have played together ever since.
That was my girl, being true to herself, protecting her OLDER brother, and still uplifting a kid that was once mean to her sibling. Like I said, kindness personified.
It took me a while to ask her why she felt she needed to ask Logan about that situation, but I finally got up enough nerve to do so while we were playing together.
“I don’t know, Mom. I saw Draculaura on Monster High stick up for her friends one time. She wasn’t mean about it, but she did what was good. I like doing good things.”
That last sentence got me. She gets it. Not only that, she recognizes when her favorite shows and characters get it. Monster High has been a love of hers for a while, and for good reason. The characters celebrate their differences, and are always kind to one another. They accept their friends for who they are. Their friendship is fun for my girl to watch, because she is the same kind of friend. She’s different, she’s fun, and she’s kind to all.
This is still an ongoing discussion for us. While we play with her Monster High dolls, we talk about the kind of person she is, and will become in the future. I love that through play with me, or with her brothers and friends, that she’s building up her character. I hope this never changes.