Funny yet Cute

Pink shirts and polo for men are becoming famous everyday. Yes, gone are the days that pink are for the girls and blue are for the boys. I find men in pink alluring including this one that wears pink top, skirt and pink wig! Funny yet cute!

Man in Pink

This is one was of the sights in Bakewell Carnival that is celebrated every July. The town assembles procession of floats to raise money for charity. Thank you Tita Melba for this photo and for the info.

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Natural Talent for Music

RJ is also musically inclined. She loves to sing, play organ, guitar (which I will feature next week) and now she loves beatboxing. My youngest brother has beatbox and RJ loves playing it. No one taught her how to play so it is amazing that she develops rhythmical feeling and beats as she plays.

little girl playing RJ playing beatbox with guitar accompaniment from her Uncle Moises

little girl playing

smiling to Mommy while beatboxing...

I took guitar and piano lessons when I was in grade school but didn’t learn a bit. I love music too and I can carry a tune in a bucket but seems like my hands and fingers have the passion of their own and that is arts and crafts. We are glad that RJ has this natural talent for music. Of course not all kids who loves music will become singers or musicians someday…it’s not our goal anyway, but still we want to stimulate and enhance RJ’s love for music by supporting her all the way.

 

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Hubby in Pink

Who says men cannot wear pink? Pink is now branded as the new black. It’s fashionable so wearing pink is definitely not crossing the gender-line.

Meet my husband in their new Monday uniform.

Yes, it’s pink and he looks good in it.

Few years back, pink was thought to be a color that was only for females. I do not like pink much but I do not mind a man wearing pink. In fact I find man in pink exuding in confidence yet sensitive. I am glad that men today do not mind wearing pink at all.

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Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is the only kiddie food that RJ can’t enjoy because she can easily get tonsillitis or pharyngitis whenever she eats too much sweets. But for the sake of Pink Fridays, I let her have some so I could join this week. The rest of the candy was eaten by Dad and Mom who both have sweet tooth.

Pink is the original color of this sticky sugary taste carnival treats, but now it is available in different colors and flavors. Too sad my daughter cannot have all of them.

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RJs Pink Pet

You might be wondering what kind of pet is pink in color. Yes, it is pink, it lives in water, it is lifeless yet it is growing. It is neither a pig nor a fish. It is called colored growing.

It is a toy actually, a pink fly impostor, but RJ said it is her pet. She changes the water everyday and checks it regularly. It was as small as the one on the right when RJ bought it.

After 72 hours it expanded because it soaked up all the liquid. According to the package, it will expand up to 600% and if you’ll remove it from water, it will shrink to its original size. Having one will definitely give the kids that fun and amazing experience. But the question is…is it safe for the kids?

The colored growing toys are from China. It can be dinosaur, different animals or insects. They are made of hard spongy and expanding polymeric materials. It has no lead so it may be safe for the big kids but not for the small ones. Colored growing toys pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toys expand in different dimensions. The small parts maybe detached from the toy as well as the rest of it. They fit into small cylinders but may expand more than 50%. As per Europe’s consumer affairs, the products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71 so it is banned in most European countries.

There was a warning on the package though that it is choking hazard and it has small parts so it is not for children under 3 years old. But still we should guide and look after our children while playing with these toys. As parents, we must use our own judgment in choosing which toys are safe for our kids. It is also our responsibility to choose the activities that are fun yet safe for them. RJ is already eight years old and already knows what to do with her toys so I do not think I should worry much about these colored growing toys.

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