See the cuddly teddy bear over on the shelf? Well, it sees you too. “Right here in the camera, behind the left eye.” said Marvin Badler, the owner of The Spy Mart a Monmouth County company dedicated to the proposition that what you don’t know can hurt you and what you do know can protect you from being caught off guard.
There is always a danger of the popular people getting all the nice gifts and the less popular people getting not nice or well thought out gifts at all. I remember one time in a Christmas gift exchange I had bought a beautiful gift for the person I had picked. I knew she was a writer and so I got her a pen set that I knew she liked. However, the person who had chosen my name (we did not know who bought the gift) gave me a magazine, one I would never have read, but what was even more disappointing was that it was used. It was not a gift selected for me at all it was something they had hanging around the house. It was the lack of thought that bothered me.
Have the kids create invitations for their teddy bears to the class picnic. This activity can be as open as you want it to be. If you would like the invitations to be simple, use markers (or crayons) and construction paper.
Denis: Though not necessarily my favorite, the bison is probably the most impressive of my studio animals. When the seller told me over the phone that he was 8 feet long and 6 feet high, I really couldn’t grasp how big he was. I had to borrow a friends hefty truck since he wouldn’t fit in my Toyota pickup.
Belly or Maternity band. You’ve seen them. They come under brand names such as BellaBand. They’re stretchy lycra-like fabric tubes that slide over your belly. While they aren’t designed to give support, they do offer some. But they’re also great for getting a bit longer out of your jeans — leave them unbuttoned with the band over — or for using those maternity pants early. My daughter currently has one around her mini goldendoodle puppies — it’s holding the stuffing in so there’s potential for other uses.
Have everyone participating make a list of 5 to 10 things they would like to get as a gift just to make it easier for the person who picks the name. Also they might list surprise me, meaning they are happy to receive any gift at all.
Now, this is extremely important! To lose fat, you must stay away from the high calorie, unhealthy foods that are expanding your waist like a bloated whale! Do not be tempted by all of those fast food commercials you watch on television. Turn the channel or turn off the TV! Also, stay far away from family or friends who are not supportive of your goals and are bringing bad food in front of your face.
Ensure that all teddy bears have a seat at the picnic blanket. Encourage the children to make up stories for their bears. Each child may want to introduce his or her special furry friend. This time should be filled with imagination.