Did you know that April 30th is known as El Día del Niño, or Children’s Day? Until recently, neither did I.
Apparently, in Mexico it is celebrated annually, and yet, my family has never celebrated the day.
Sure, we know Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but learning there is a Children’s Day at 40 years old, I had to ask, what did I miss out on as a child? Was there supposed to be presents?
I asked my dad if he ever grew up celebrating… no. My mom? Nope. Marco didn’t either. Maybe it started as a regional celebration in Mexico that just hadn’t reached my family.
I had already planned on walking in the March of Dimes that morning. Certainly, a worthy celebration for children. My own twin babies born early, yet healthy thanks to good prenatal care, bedrest, and even medication to keep them in as long as possible.
My older girls were set to spend the day with my parents. My parents took them shopping. They came home with new dresses and trinkets they picked out at the mall. After resting from the walk, and nursing my blister, we all went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Ending the meal with a dessert of flan and churros.
I decided I like the idea of Children’s Day. Through a campaign from Kellogg, I have found a tradition I plan to continue with my children in years to come. As a busy mom, I welcome a chance to make special memories with my kids. I don’t want them to look back and only remember me telling them to clean their room and do their homework.
Kellogg is promoting the celebration with a free kids movie pass:
Buy any three Kellogg cereals (8.7 oz or larger) or Eggo Waffles (6 count or larger) and receive a free kids movie pass (up to $7.50 value) with a mail-in official form. The order form can be found on special packages of Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Krispies. Tear pads are also available in the cereal aisle or from an Eggo freezer cling.
I plan on using that ticket soon. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Did you celebrate Children’s Day?