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28 March 2014

BBFs Against Bullying : Make Lunch - Not War

Bullying absolutely breaks my heart. Whether it's done by peers or elders or anyone at all, it's just not cool on so many levels. Not only does it take me back to when I was a young geekling with tomboy tendencies who would rather play Dungeons & Dragons than Barbies and who preferred her hair to be short ... but it makes me worry for my own little geekling. When he was three he was given a hard time by grown-ups in a drugstore for picking out a baby doll instead of a car or truck when he was offered "anything he wanted" (he wanted to play "Daddy"). That was a one-time thing since we've always tried to surround him with people who are less narrow-minded, but even now he's still a tender soul who loves My Little Pony almost as much as he loves Harry Potter and I can't help but worry.

Hearing the news stories about Michael Morones and Grayson Bruce made me worry that maybe John wasn't telling me about any problems he may have had over any of the My Little Pony lunches that he has taken to school. I talked to him about Grayson and the troubles he has been having. Luckily, John hasn't had any issues and, as a mom, I'm very thankful with how disgusted he was on Grayson's behalf.

"We could send him a lunch, Mom! He can put it in a normal bag and he won't be breaking the rules!"

While I would love to do, so the shipping might be a little awkward. John then asked if he could just take a lunch to school for Grayson and Michael (whom he was told had also been teased and is currently in the hospital -- but not the whole story as to why). When talking about it with my fellow Bento Bloggers & Friends we decided that an anti-bullying hop would be a perfect way for us to show our support -- not only to the Bronies of the world, but to the girls who don't feel like they'll ever fit in because they aren't "girlie" enough, and to anyone else who has ever been bullied for any reason at all.

Make lunch - not war (unless you're playing D&D. Then you can go ahead and make war ... but only in accordance to the rules of the game and the roll of the dice ... and if you don't get bent out of shape if a ten year old girl happens to roll better than you)!

After you see John's lunch, make sure you click on the button at the end to continue the hop. Keep clicking after that.



15 comments:

happyvballgirl said...

What an incredibly touch post Karen, and an amazing lunch to go with it. Power to all the pony lovers, I say!! <3

Sarah Denton said...

Love the lunch and your custom box and you organizing helping to get this important message out

Venia Conte said...

That's an awfully big heart your little Brony's got. <3 I see where he gets it from.

Venia Conte said...

Amazing lunch and the magnets are fabulous!!!

eclecticlamb said...

Such a moving post and incredible lunch and magnets!

Jenn Christ said...

Love your post so much! And the lunch is just beautiful! <3 <3

Keitha said...

I love this post! Yay for having raised such a great, kind-hearted kiddo!

Tracy @The Lucky Lunchbox said...

What a great post, Karen! You are definitely raising a kind hearted boy. Great lunch!

Ariani, Australia said...

Salute to your beautiful soul kiddo! Great post & lunch!

Jackie LovingLunches said...

Thank you for organising the hop!
Great lunch! Love your custom magnets and your sandwich art is amazing as always!

Eileen Shows said...

Awesome lunch and post!

Erin Walker said...

Holy crap. You're unbelievable! This is fantastic all the way around!

Ming Bentomonsters said...

Love ur post! N the lunch is awesome!

Perry Barry said...

LOVE this! The lunch is awesome and your little "geekling" is one fantastic kid!

Stacey said...

Your geekling had a superb idea!

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