say no to bullies

Admittedly, this whole story takes place because I was horribly last minute. Last night, I went on a wild goose chase with the kids in tow to find pink shirts for my boys to mark this year’s anti-bully day at school. If you’re not familiar with this initiative, click here to read about how some Nova Scotian teens inspired this annual event.

The trick is, pink shirts are super hard to find for boys. Especially on the night before the day that every little boy in the province needs one.

I ran into some other harried moms in the T-shirt aisle at Michaels who were in the same boat. They’d already been to Walmart and Winners and turned up empty handed, too.

We decided to opt for white shirts and have a tie dye party. At this point, it was after 6 p.m. and I was starting to feel heart palpitations about getting this all done, plus supper, baths and bedtime.

A search at Walmart turned up two packs of T-shirts for $15 each and a tie dye kit for $19.99. As much as I wanted the kids to participate, I wasn’t about to fork over $50 to Walmart for the occasion.

Then it dawned on me that maybe shirts didn’t have to be the be-all, end-all. We swung around the hair care aisle and grabbed a package of pink hair chalk. The kids, as I’m sure you can imagine, were thrilled. And so was I because it only cost me $6.

Next year, as suggested by a friend, I’ll be adding this to my school supply list!

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