My Daughter Loves Care Bears

Growing up as a little girl I always loved the Care Bears.  So cute and cuddly with those cool symbols on their chests to represent each character’s unique traits and personalities.

I bring these bears up because my daughter age 3 is OBSESSED with the Care Bears right now! Can’t get enough.

Her favourite is Cheer Bear whom she lovingly refers to as….Cookie!

CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT  -- features funny, colorful bears, each with a special way of caring and a belly badge to match.  Cheer Bear, Funshine, Share Bear, Grumpy and Oopsy live in the beautiful cloud world of Care-a-lot.  They use caring hearts and their powerful belly badges to help each other and to thwart the evil plots of Grizzle, a bad bear with his own flying lair.  Through it all the Care Bears help kids understand caring and feelings. ©2007 American Greetings Corp

I guess now that I look back on it, I might have had the same obsession.  I used to watch the show like my life depended on it.  I collected as many plush characters as I could possibly convince my parents to buy for me, ran around the house pretending to be Grumpy Bear whenever I was in a bad mood.  So I guess my little Princess takes after me a little more than I realized.

In all fairness her new and updated version of the Care Bears is very similar in values and storylines, but the big difference is in the updated CGI animation and the readily available episodes and stories featuring Care Bear Cousins and such which are available on Netflix for her to enjoy at her leisure.

It is such a wonderful feeling to see your kids growing up and enjoying things that remind you of your childhood and days gone by.  It gives us something in common from her perspective and allows us to bond over a common theme.

One major difference is that my very favourite Bear of all time is Grumpy, well because i’ve always found him to be really funny for someone who is perennially in a foul mood.

My Daughter thinks Grumpy is the worst of the bunch because he is always “mean” as she says.  Very true young lady but also a normal feeling that everyone goes thru, which is the parenting lesson i turned it into!!….Score one for the Momma Bear!!

Now if only I could get this kid to get outside and play in the sprinkler system or something fun outside of the house!

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