A boy is finally able to keep the monsters under his bed at bay with the help of a pharmacist’s potion.
Seven year old Jakob had always been scared when it’s time to sleep and often had to sneak to his parents’ bed. Seeing the frequent occurrences, his mother, Heather Garfield had to find something to quell her son’s uneasiness.
“He’s been having some trouble with fears at night and what lies in the darkness, what’s outside his bedroom, what’s under his bed,” she told CBC’s Radio West’s Sarah Penton.
The same thing had happened in the family years ago, albeit, it was Garfield’s older son this time around. He too developed the same anxiety at bedtime. To quell his worries, he crafted a “monster spray” to spritz all over his room. Garfield said, it worked.
It was over a different situation with Jakob as he had no belief in any age long home solution.
“He’s a little too smart for his own good sometimes,” Garfield said. “So I had to make it quite official.”
His mother had to do something and off she made her way down to Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy where she tabled her weird request: a bottle of monster spray. If that wasn’t available, Garfield wanted anything that bears a resemblance to that monster spray.
“She told me that she had one kind of weird request,” pharmacy manager Jepal Patel said.
“I wanted to help her … I really loved her idea.”
She would later get it. Within a few minutes. She left the pharmacy with Jakob’s new solution, one that will quench the monsters in his room. The spray bottle came with a special packaging: it had the official pharmacy label, Jakob’s name and instructions for use.
“Spray around bedroom at night before bedtime and repeat if needed.”
What was the ingredients for the monster spray? Let’s keep that a secret but we do know water is one of them.
‘If monster spray is real that means monsters are real’
Getting home, Garfield mixed a small portion of lavender oil to boost its potency and gave the bottle to Jakob. She took a photo of the potion and made a post about it in her local Facebook group, detailing the story as well. Surprisingly, it received a lot of shares.
Many parents claim they’ve replicated the same idea for their kids as well.
Has it worked for Jakob? Garfield said the first night, she was startled at the sight of Jakob at her bed.
“He looks at me and says, ‘Mom I think it’s just water,'” Garfield said.
Garfield had to persuade and convince Jakob about the effectiveness of his special spray, assuring him the spray will work and the monsters will be no more.
“He said, ‘Well mommy, if monster spray is real that means monsters are real.”
Perhaps for now, the monsters will remain under the bed.
Toddler Forms Friendship With Life-Size Skeleton. He Takes Him Everywhere
Abigail Brady was busy mopping up her basement after the family’s water heater got damaged thereby causing a little flood in the basement. All of a sudden, she was disturbed by the cries of her 2-year-old son, Theo who needed her attention urgently.
“Help! Sel-eton!” she said her son kept calling out. “Sel-eton!”
Brady who resides in Herriman, Utah hurried to have a glimpse at what was happening. On getting there, she was startled to see Theo struggling to pull one of their past Halloween decorations, a life sized skeleton up the stairs. The whole sight cracked her up.
“The Halloween decorations had been in a corner by the water heater, so I’d pulled them away from the mess,” she said. “While everything was drying out, Theo found the skeleton. It was an instant hit.”
The tall, life-sized skeleton had been bought a couple of years ago for $20 at a store in the neighborhood. Brady at that point thought it would be a good addition for her front yard as part of Halloween celebrations.
“When we put it out last year, Theo hardly noticed because he was only 1,” said Brady, a stay-at-home mom.
Things would change later this year. Her son had resolved to be a close pal of Skeletons.
After helping Theo by taking the Skeletons upstairs, Theo was adamant on bringing his bony pal along to a visit to a local reservoir that mid-September day, Brady said.
“And when we got there, he wouldn’t let me leave him behind in the car,” Brady said. “So I carried him out to the beach, and we propped him up in the sand.”
Children and their parents were thrilled by the sight of Theo’s friend. While this was happening, Brady took her phone and recorded a video of Theo and Skeletons, posting it on TikTok. The video surprisingly caught on with people and the next day, she was shocked to see that it had amassed several thousand views. Now it’s gained over 2 million views.
Theo would later develop close interactions with Skeletons much to his mom’s surprise.
Theo coaxed his mum and dad, Casey Brady in allowing Skeletons stay with him in his room. He wanted to show Skeletons his most loved books and toys and especially the little yellow construction excavator that he once used to carry everywhere.
The excavator would soon be abandoned though.
“I put the skeleton in Theo’s rocking chair, but then I was lying in bed and thought, ‘It’s kind of weird to have a skeleton in my child’s room late at night,’ ” she said. “So I went in and sneaked it out.”
When Theo couldn’t find his new pal, his cries was heard yet again. “Sel-eton! Sel-eton!”
“After that,” Brady said, “I realized it was a losing battle.”
She and her husband came to an agreement to allow Skeletons to be his close pal.
“I really can’t say this is anything different for [Theo],” said Casey Brady, 30, who owns a roofing company. “It’s just a normal day for him. He’s the cutest kid — I love being his dad and seeing his imagination grow.”
Abigail Brady then came up with an idea to give Skeleton a name since he was going to accompany Theo on most days.
She sought for name suggestions on her Instagram page and eventually settled on Benny, the name of the skeleton character in the Disney series “Halloweentown”.
Benny now tags along with the family frequently. From the grocery store to the playground and the local swimming pool, he’s a usual sight with Theo.
“We’ve even taken him to a wedding,” she said.
The bond has grown stronger and Theo now has his breakfast with Benny every morning and thereafter proceeds to watch his sitcoms with the skeleton.
“Sometimes, he’ll also join us for dinner,” Brady said. “He’s a picky eater and doesn’t eat much.”
Brady is happy. She’s overjoyed that people on social media find it funny when they see photos and videos of Benny.
“The year 2020 has thrown us a hardball, so it makes me happy to know people are finding something positive to connect with,” Brady said. Brady still harbors plans to carry on with the postings and is even more prepared for one special day: Halloween.
“We’re planning to have a small family party with my parents and sister, and we’ll all dress up,” she said.
When asked what will be Theo’s costume this year, her son has chosen already.
“He definitely wants to be a skeleton.”
After 35 Years in Captivity, Elephant Is Finally Freed
An Asian elephant spent 35 years chained up inside a zoo. The elephant, Kaavan, was called the loneliest elephant in Pakistan. He had been there for so long and was in such terrible circumstances that a number of viral campaigns sprang up with the goal of getting him freed from his prison. Now, he has been given back his freedom. Next month, a Cambodian animal sanctuary has agreed to take him in.
Many groups dedicated to animal welfare broadcasted their concern for the elephant’s physical and mental well being.From 1990 to 2012, the elephant had a roommate called Saheli, but since her death Kaavan has lived all alone. Over the years, he has shown more and more signs of being under mental stress.
Beginning in 2015, Samar Kahan created a petition to get Kaavan freed. It talked about the abuse the poor animal endured and how cruel the zookeepers were to him. It told the public about his legs being chained up at all times. It also said that Kahan visited the zoo, and the elephant barely moved. He would only bob his head from side to side. This is a motion called weaving, and elephants do it when they are depressed and stressed out.
Luckily, this petition went viral around the world. Thanks to it, there was a lot of pressure for Pakistani officials to free this elephant. Even Cher got into the cause. She spoke publicly about the elephant and in 2016 sent someone to go to the zoo to see for himself how the elephant was being treated. Her representative found that the situation was pretty bad. He found that Kaavan had mental problems from being chained up for so long. When Pakistani officials heard this, they declared that the elephant’s mental damage was from losing his mate and that a new mate would fix the problem. Cher’s representative said that the answer wasn’t just to give Kaavan a mate. Instead, he needed a an enclosure that was far bigger and nicer. He argued that if the zoo didn’t have the money for a new enclosure for Kaavan, they ought to close down the zoo for good.
The years of public advocacy for the chained-up animal has finally paid off. Recently, the Islamabad High Court decided that the zoo would have to talk to the nation of Sri Lanka, where Kaavan was born, to find out how to return him to the wild. They gave them 30 days to find a suitable place for him. The rest of the animals in the zoo have 60 days to be relocated.
Cher was happy to hear about the court’s decision and tweeted out her excitement at him being freed. She also thanked the government of Pakistan for making this decision. Recently, a perfect animal sanctuary was found for the elephant in Cambodia. While he waits in the zoo for his freedom, he is being better taken care of. He must be checked out for a vet before being returned to the wild. Once he has had medical tests, the permit to move Kaavan can be applied for. Of course, Covid-19 has made the move that much more complicated. But, everyone is still committed to getting the veterinary tests, applying for the permit and moving Kaavan to his new home in Cambodia.
A Furry Companion Unlike Any Other
People enjoy learning about pets on social media sites and when a dog seems to exude a behavior that is unique or charming, many people may wind up viewing a post, ultimately making a canine a worldwide sensation. In the past, there was a small dog named Boo, who was noted for popular Instagram photos and videos, which showcased the dog’s tendency to be dressed up in cute clothing. Boo normally spent time alongside his pal Buddy. Unfortunately Boo passed away a few years ago, but he did live a long and happy life.
Today, there is a new internet star by the name of Milo. Milo is a duck tolling retriever and already has over 30,000 followers on Instagram. He enjoys spending time outdoors and is especially fond of butterflies. This interest became apparent when his owner, Jenn Bennet, noticed that Milo was carefully observing some Monarch butterflies that were flying in her flower garden.
Some of the butterflies actually landed on Milo’s head and his owner took a picture of him. This picture is what first made Milo popular with people worldwide. “He has a gentle demeanor and loves nature and living creatures”, stated Jenn during an interview on Good Morning America. Monarchs are dwindling in number worldwide and Jenn wants to do her part to protect this species from harm.
Another one of Milo’s interests has to deal with hobby cooking. Milo doesn’t actually cook, but Jenn jokes around about how Milo is her helper and how he will sit patiently waiting for her to create dog treats. The treats include peanut butter carrot cake, peanut butter donuts, and granola bars. Jenn has created personal recipes for a while now and she enjoys trying out new flavor combinations and allowing Milo to taste test each creation.
All natural ingredients are used for each recipe and the snacks are offered in conjunction with Milo’s normal diet. “Milo will sit patiently on the floor, watching me add ingredients to a bowl and observing me whisk the items until they are blended. Before using cookie cutters or a roller, I allow Milo to sample each batch of goodies. Milo’s way of thanking me is by using his tongue to give me a sloppy kiss”, stated Jenn.
Jenn has been sharing her love of cooking and the healthy ingredient combinations that she uses to create dog treats. If you would like to learn more about the treats that Milo prefers, you can acquire a listing of the ingredients used and the preparation steps, by visiting Jenn’s Instagram page.
Additionally, if you want to be inspired by a furry creature who is only 2 years old, but has a lot of character and love for life, be sure to stay updated, by browsing the photos and the unique captions that Jenn shares with her audience. Who knows, you may even become inspired to adopt your own dog companion and to share some of the heartwarming moments that you experience when you are alone with your new pet.
Motherhood at Every Age and Life Stage
Some individuals become mothers early in life. Others have their first children when they’re a bit older. There are many factors involved either way. Both of these situations have their own unique challenges and advantages. Parenthood in general is not easy, and people shouldn’t make any assumptions about mothers of any age. It’s clear that parents of all ages can be successful parents, and that’s certainly the case with older mothers.
For one thing, there is evidence to suggest that the kids of older mothers are academically successful. They have educated parents, and they’ll tend to become educated themselves. These children have excellent verbal abilities. They benefit from the fact that their parents have more life experience.
Children can benefit from having knowledgeable and experienced parents in other ways. Kids who have older parents also sometimes have healthier lifestyles than other kids. Their parents are more likely to be both financially and emotionally stable. As such, it’s easier for older parents to make sure that their kids get medical care if necessary. They’ll be more likely to have health insurance.
Of course, the fact that older parents tend to be very responsible helps. These individuals can often afford to send their kids to the hospital if necessary. However, they’re also less likely to need to go to the hospital in the first place. Kids in these sorts of families tend to get injured less often. Older parents often take comparatively few risks, and they look after their kids carefully.
People can become parents in late adulthood or close to late adulthood for many reasons. Some people specifically want to be older parents and raise children at that point during their lives. Other people care for their grandchildren, nieces, or nephews after a horrible accident happens. People who get married for a second time might change their minds about having kids.
Older parents will sometimes have to cope with health problems. Raising children can be challenging physically. Even many young adult parents are exhausted at the end of the day, so older parents may struggle even more. However, it’s still possible for people of any age to make the adjustment.
People are often motivated to care for themselves more carefully when they have kids. The older individuals who have kids might ultimately become healthier or stay healthier than their peers, demonstrating that late parenthood can be positive on many different levels.
Some people also age more quickly than others. There are plenty of grandparents who are still very energetic and healthy. Some younger parents are tired constantly, and they have a difficult time keeping up with their kids and the associated responsibilities. It really all does depend on the person, which should be something that all people should remember when this subject is addressed.
Even young people sometimes have a hard time keeping up with technological changes now, because the world moves so quickly. For older parents, learning a lot of new technology can be emotionally difficult. However, while people can sometimes avoid new technological trends as adults, this is just not the case with most parents. Active parents are expected to be familiar with modern technology, and even many of today’s grandparents are careful to keep track of developments in information technology and social media. Parents of all ages have to do the same thing.
However, as long as parents still experienced with modern technology, they’ll avoid a number of different potential issues. If they stay healthy, people may not even notice that they’re older parents at all. No one needs to live their lives according to a strict schedule.
A Viral Video of a Kid Who Wants to Be a Doctor
Some doctors say that they always knew that they wanted to be doctors. Many of them dreamed about entering the profession when they were very young children. Jakobi Nichols might be in that category some day. There’s a viral video of him giving his father Dequan Nichols a checkup. Jakobi is three years old now, and he might have an interesting perspective on this video when he watches it again as an adult.
Jakobi was wearing a labcoat and even had a clipboard in the video. He asked Dequan his name, and Dequan said ‘Dada.’ Dequan then talked about having an achy neck in the morning, which is an issue that a lot of people have. Jakobi took his dad’s heart rate using the stethoscope and had a delightfully energetic reaction to it.
Many people never truly figure out what they want to do with their lives. Jakobi already wants to be a doctor. Dequan has already encouraged his son by buying him a full doctor costume. The costume set even had toy medical instruments. One of the instruments was a stethoscope, of course, which is one of the most iconic and recognizable medical instruments.
The set also came with some round glasses that don’t have lenses. Most people will need glasses while they’re still young these days. Kids don’t usually tease each other about wearing glasses anymore, since it’s so common. Kids already get used to the idea of wearing glasses early in life. They’re living in a very different world than people did in the past.
People all over the world have now seen this video, and it just keeps on accumulating more views. It’s a video that really resonates with a lot of people. Parents can relate to it. Many of them have had these sorts of adorable moments with their kids. They aren’t always lucky enough to be able to catch them on video, however, which can be upsetting. When parents like Dequan Nicholas are able to do so and share those moments with the world, it’s special for all of us.
Plenty of people would like to see some cheerful videos online these days, since it’s a complicated time period in many ways. Videos like this are brightening everyone’s day.
It’s also interesting that kids in Jakobi’s generation will be able to look back on these videos of themselves. Three generations have been able to do so, and he’s a member of the third generation to have grown up with the Internet. People used to have a few small sets of photographs of themselves from when they were kids. They didn’t usually share those pictures with anyone other than family members or the occasional friend. Members of the general public certainly never got to see them.
Now, videos like this go viral all the time. People can see precious family moments being recorded. The people who share these videos can make friends from all over the world as a result.
Parents used to tell kids stories from their childhood, and the kids wouldn’t always believe them. They wouldn’t necessarily remember what happened, or they would think that their parents were exaggerating. Now, kids can look back on videos that were genuinely taken when they were very young. Many of their classmates would have seen these videos. People have long and detailed records of themselves, which really does make this time period stand out in a unique way.
Jakobi might decide to be a doctor one day. He might even mention this video when people ask him about what made him decide to be a doctor.
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