There has been an awesome competition launched this week in the Blossom Magazine and it is perfect for those of you with girls around the 5-8 year old mark!
Growing up I often changed what I wanted to be. I remember for a long time I wanted to grow up to be a mum, I wanted to look after children and cook food and be the best mum ever. After this I went through a lot of stages that lots of young girls do – I wanted to be a Vet, a teacher even a police officer.
On a couple of occasions I was told that I couldn’t do things, either I wasn’t clever enough or boy enough (that one may have come when I wanted to be a footballer for a very brief moment).
As I got a bit older I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer and I always said I wouldn’t be a social worker; the funny thing is, I now work in family support – very similar to social care (and nothing like a lawyer!).
I want both my children to know that they can aspire to be anything, regardless of gender! Mouse currently wants to be a bus driver, she decided when we got on a bus and it was a lady driver. Such a lovely smiley lady and Mouse decided that she wanted to talk to people and drive like her!
I think it is awesome that there is a magazine that encourages girls to aim for what they want to do, Blossom features a different aspirational career in every edition to show girls they can be whoever they want to be – whether it’s an airline pilot, an author or a doctor.
So what do your little ones want to be? Are you what you aspired to?
You have until 6th September to submit your video to the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org and one winner will be selected to win a VIP London family trip which includes one family ticket to ZSL London with a Meet the Meerkats experience; one Rainforest Café voucher worth £100; overnight accommodation in one family room at 3-star hotel, in Central London and a visit to Blossom HQ plus a Blossom Goody Bag.
The full terms and conditions are here, and are found in the edition of the magazine that is out now! Go get a copy and get entering.
I will be getting a magazine subscription in return for spreading the news about this competition, Mouse is going to be absolutely over the moon!