Big Fail or Big Opportunity
So you didn’t get your hands on a Hatchimal this year. Does this mean you love your kids/grandkids any less than those who did? Does this mean Santa Claus doesn’t care about your child because they didn’t get one under the tree? One woman said, “My kids won’t have a Hatchimal under the tree and they will survive”. I love that TRUTH.
So how can this be used as a learning opportunity for the children in your family? The Hatchimalless children in your family….
As the Hatchimal craze began to heat up, costs for the little toy skyrocketed to hundreds of dollars. Parents went crazy trying to get their hands on one. Angry, disappointed, determined, anxious parents hunting and searching and ultimately overpaying for a little toy that will end up in the back of the closet before you know it. What if….
Alternatives to Hatchimals
You can tell your child on Christmas morning that Santa Claus made a decision. He decided that so many kids wanted Hatchimals, and his elves couldn’t keep up with demand, that he would choose a few -very special children- to go on important missions with the money his elves would have spent on catching the Hatchimal. He knew, these very special children would love the idea of ‘Helping Others’ instead of getting a silly little toy under the tree.
So, instead of a Hatchimal, these special kids received a card from Santa with $200 and a note with their special mission. Here are some of the missions he assigned:
Mission Assignments from Santa
Mission 1. Help Animals
Go to a local shelter and personally give your $200 donation. This donation will help make sure all the doggies and kitties have full bellies and warm beds for Christmas. You will be helping the shelter to take care of them until they can find a new family.
Mission 2. Feed People
Go to the store and fill up a shopping cart with $200 worth of non-perishable groceries. After you pay, take the groceries to a local food bank. You will be helping the food bank feed people from your community who might otherwise have nothing to eat.
Mission 3. Help Kids Who Have Lost a Parent
Have your parents help you to go online and visit GoldStarKids.org – these are kids who have lost a parent and who could use your support. When you donate your $200, you are helping them to know they are not forgotten. Your donation will help pay for them to go to college!
Mission 4. Make a Dream Come True
Have your Parents help you go online to Childrensdreamfund.org or Cnfl.wish.org to make terminally ill child’s wish come true. Your $200 could could give them the best memory of their life! You can do this!
Not spending $200 on a Hatchimal can provide an incredible opportunity for a real lesson in humanity, humility, and compassion for the children in your life. It’s amazing what that amount of money can provide in so many giving ways. The real joy of the season is in giving, not getting.