Popsicle® Summer 2014~ Rules for Being a Kid!

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 The summer of 2014 is imminent. My boys are excited to embrace all those classic summer moments for another year. Water gun fights, summer vacation, playing at the park, camping, 4th of July fireworks….there are so many moments that make summer special. Last summer I had the privilege to be a Popsicle® Brand Ambassador and I was honored to be selected as an ambassador this summer as well.  I was delighted.  My boys? They were ecstatic.  What’s better than a mom who is compelled to focus on Popsicle®’s as her job? Life truly is sweet for my little fellas. 

This summer Popsicle® is focusing on the “Rules for Being a Kid”.  Most of us could learn to embrace the lighthearted, carefree child within a bit more.  Remember when responsibilities and obligations were minimal? When the summer afternoon called for nothing but your heart’s content? This summer step back in time to when you were a kid.  What rules applied to you? Or relive some of those memories through your children or loved ones. Share your “Rules for Being a Kid” with Popsicle® via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #PopsicleRules and #Contest.  On June 21st Popsicle® will share their official guidebook featuring the top submitted rules, those selected will have their “rule” featured on limited-edition boxes of Popsicle® and receive a cash prize.  

What about my guys? What are their top rules? Check it out! 

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Fashion? Modesty? Being “socially correct”? Kids just don’t care! To be a kid is to be originally yourself again without all the societal obligations of adulthood.  If you find a way to hang a hockey stick off of your shirt, who cares?! 

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 Being a kid means….playing the part of being a kid.  I’m sure you know what I mean.

 You want me to take out the trash?! But I’m just a kid! 

You’re not going to let me have another Popsicle®! Outrageous! 

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Could it be true?

 If my kids wrote this rule they would mention that it’s important to keep mom on her toes.  It can’t all be wrestling and chaos. They make sure to throw in some silent sweetness.  The kind of stillness that makes you wonder what they are secretly up to. There is always bound to be something sneaky masked under the cuteness. 

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 Whether it is spaghetti or bouncing on a trampoline.  Kids don’t hold anything back.  Enjoy the moment.  Embrace the mess.  Isn’t it great when someone is always there to help you clean up the mess? 

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 Jump in. 

Feet first. 

Just go for it! 

Enjoy the summer fun! 

 To help kickoff our summer of fun Popsicle® is kindly providing one lucky Mama Report reader 16 free product coupons! Consider yourself set for the season!:) 

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  1. jackie stevens says:

    such a great list!!!!

  2. Marthalynn says:

    Love this list! My “rule” is to always be curious!

  3. Liza Vladyka says:

    always havw fun

  4. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My rule for being a kid is that it is okay to get dirty.

  5. Sylvia White says:

    Don’t walk when you can run

  6. tracy webb says:

    Be bad at home, but act good out in public.

  7. Gayle J says:

    My rule is to have fun and laugh a lot!

  8. Sheila Vives says:

    The most important rule “Have Fun”

  9. cheryla lister says:

    Love yourself, and remember that you are loved.

  10. Debra Hall says:

    the imagination rules…

  11. michelle r says:

    my rule is play all day

  12. sandra davis says:

    my rule is just have fun when you can

  13. Diane L. says:

    My son’s rule is that stinky hockey equipment is a sign of a great athlete!

  14. My rule for being a kid,is run all you want outside but walk indoors.

  15. crystal mccord says:

    You never know until you try. Try it all!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    My rule is to spend as much time as possible outside.

  17. Wes Hovorka says:

    The rule for a kid is it’s ok to get dirty.

  18. You don’t need overpriced gadgets, just a bat, some balls and a bicycle and you will have the best summer of your life.

  19. amanda whiltey says:

    my rule is have no worries

  20. Great list, love the keep mom guessing rule. I did a lot of that when I was young. My rule would be careful, learn, and most importantly have fun.

  21. christine jessamine says:

    mine is to use your imagination and have fun

  22. My rule is believe in yourself and have fun!

  23. Charlotte says:

    To just have fun.

  24. Julie Cutshaw says:

    my rule would be get as wet as you’d like, just turn the spicket off when your done to save on the water bill here at mamaw’s house

  25. T Michelle Trump says:

    #1 Rule Ask Nana First, her house is the house of YES!

  26. linda w. says:

    Play hard but have fun.

  27. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    Sing it out. Be happy and sing.

  28. jeri boss says:

    just have fun

  29. My rule is to run through the grass barefoot.

  30. Heather B says:

    My rule would be just enjoy yourself!

  31. Laura J says:

    Dance in the rain and play in the mud puddles!

  32. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Have fun and laugh a lot!

  33. april yedinak says:

    My rule for being a kid is to have no worries.

  34. Congratulations on being an ambassador!!! I LOVE this post! Okay, my rule for being a kid is say what comes to your mind…no filter. It makes for great, authentic conversation!

  35. Nancy Loring says:

    My rule for being a kid is always use your imagination.

  36. kelly benavidez says:

    Cute pics!

  37. Jessica says:

    My big kid rule is play hard and have fun.

  38. My rule is to be creative!


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