Has Puffle Mania Hit Your Home Yet?


This was a familiar site on the table outside whilst the good weather held over the holidays....
The Puffles all lined up in a row!

Now they are all lined up along one edge of the bed, securely wedged against the wall. 
Some were supposed to be birthday presents for other kids, but well, ahem, they never made it out the door, but were hidden in cupboards, under beds instead, so are still with us ...


So has a Puffle hit your home yet?

What is a Puffle you may ask?
Well, not only are they cute cuddly toys to snuggle up to in bed at night, but they have a token that can unlock stuff in the world of Club Penguin. Not sure why but the kids do gasp if they find the token (remember my brood are now 9, nearly 11 and 13!)
What you haven't heard of Club Penguin either? Well, it's a computer game originally from Canada but now owned by Disney. And as you know, Disney are really good at behaviour, language and all that's appropriate for kids.

Now originally I was really quite dismissive about it, I mean, who wants their kids to be on the computer all the time, and these games can be addictive...
So when I agreed to get them a membership, my heart did sink a little. Yes, I did need some time to get some work done, and thought, why not, let's give it a try. But I am all for traditional values, love of outdoors, nature, creativity, craft and so on, and hopefully you will have picked that up if you have been following this blog...

But when the kids play in harmony like this...


and then start drawing like this...




then you have to do a re-think and think maybe this is a good thing...
If they hadn't got involved with Puffles, then maybe they wouldn't have started expressing themselves like this.
And then they create a booklet like this...



For my brood it has definitely inspired them, particularly with their cartoon sketches, drawing skills, the importance of colour, of light and dark, perspective, the calming effect drawing has etc etc 
It has literally helped their creativity blossom...

They are even getting asked in the playground to do a drawing for their friends...   Now that would be a nice little earner...!
So you see, there are new ways all the time of doing things, and if you are open to them, you never know where they may lead.

So what were you scathing about at first, but then changed your mind?

The Lunchbox World Team x

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