Jocelyn and Patience have Jazz and AllieBird, who are purported to be best buds respectively with Robbie's Indigo and Philip's Mustachio, according to their tags. (Mustachio's tag also offers the nickname of Bubba, which rolls off Philip's lips more comfortably, so that's what his green guy goes by.)
Because three year old pronunciations are awesome, and because laughter is good for the soul.
Zoe has Splat. She only has about 40-50 words she uses regularly, and one of them? "Plat." Heaven help the person who tries to play with Splat! This weekend's "NO!" and "bad Patu!" from Zoe were the result of that sort of attempt from her sister.
Each stuffed U-NEEK is only slightly larger than a Beanie Baby or Beanie Boo, making them handy to bring on a roadtrip or tuck into bed with a sleepy little one. Our little ones didn't care much for the tags, but Jocelyn and Patience are obsessed with knowing the backstories for each of our little Dayspring friends. That curiosity includes an insistence on learning each U-NEEK's Bible verse, which makes for 6 newly memorized verses for the girls - a huge win in hiding God's word in their hearts, don't you think?
Hmm, maybe I have some chore completion incentives here...
Sure, these are simple stuffed animals, but my precious ones love them and - at only about $9 a toy - they're a cheap investment to turn little hearts toward God's word and the truth that each child is uniquely, fearfully, and wonderfully made.
From now until July 14, U-NEEKs are available at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby, so you don't have to take my word for it - go check them out in person yourself. And maybe I'm the only crazy one who is already thinking of Christmas, but I'm picturing U-NEEK creatures as perfect stocking stuffers.
This post was sponsored by Dayspring with $50 of U-NEEK merchandise provided to us, but my opinions as well as the pure child-like joy from our six are all our own.