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Motherhood, Parenting

The Christmas present every kid will love!

Monty by Monty
December 14th, 2016
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This piece is brought to you by lostmy.name but this is totes my story.

One of my best memories as a kid is sitting on my Pa’s knee and listening to him make up elaborate stories about a snake called ‘Sammy’ that lived under their house.

This snake would get up to the craziest things, and still to this day I think of my Pa as one of the best story-tellers that ever was. I mean, when you are nine most made-up stories are impressive but I’ll stand by the fact that those Sammy the Snake tales where off the charts good. I loved them because my Pa would always weave me into his stories, and as a child narcissist this used to delight me to no end.

My partner/baby daddy is called Sam and ever since we got together 13 years ago, I have called him Snake. Little did my Pa know that his old Sammy The Snake tales would live on for so long.

Now that I have little ones of my own, two little boys Baxter and Arlo, story telling and reading books happens all the time in our home. Every night we have a bit of a ritual at our house where Sam (aka snake) will read our boys a book in bed and then I will go in and tell them a story. Man it’s hard yakka making up stories every night. Kids get needy and demand creativity and most nights I struggle big time. Annoyingly, I did not get my Pa’s story telling prowess. I tend to recycle my tales and they usually involve exactly what the boys got up to that day. Wild, I know.

This Christmas I have decided I will give my boys the best gift of all. No more lousy, uneventful, half-baked, half-assed pathetic attempt at story telling (seriously, they are dire tales) anymore, I will get them books that they STAR in. Allow me to explain.

I ordered two books from lostmy.name for my boys that are based on the letters of their names. It’s pure magic as a kid to read a story where YOU are the main feature. I mean Sammy The Snake tales incorporating a mini Monty is pretty awesome, but actually having it in a physical book form would have been next level.

These books are awesome gift ideas and with Christmas just a jingle bell away, these are perfecto personalised gifts for any kidlets.

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You simply order the book online by entering the kid’s name you want included in the book. Every name has a different tale too. I’m bloody excited for my ratbags to open these books on Christmas day. And if I’m being honest, I’m even more excited for their bed time so I can give the old imagination that doesn’t exist a rest and read them a book about THEM.

Check out these awesome books here.

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