What will my kids be when they grow up? I don’t care…just as long as they grow up. Other children in the world aren’t so fortunate.

Maggy at Red Ted Art and Josie at Sleep Is For The Week are running a crafty meme to spread the word ahead of the Vaccine and Immunisation Conference in London on June 13th where we have a chance to persuade world leaders to save 4 million lives in 4 hours.

These children deserve the chance to grow up, we need to get as many signatures as possible on that petition and then to keep making noise on our blogs, on Twitter and Facebook and in the traditional media. We have to stand up for these children and their parents and make our voices heard. No child should be dying of a preventable illness; it’s not right.

The challenge is simple and, hopefully, will get a nice little conversation going in your house about what your children would like to be when they grow up!

1) Get your child to either draw or craft a self-portrait of themselves now or in the future. Check out Maggy’s self-portrait post for  some tips to get the little ones interested! (This was quite straightforward in our house: ‘Draw a picture now or you’re not watching telly later!’)

2) Sign the Save the Children petition and then pass it onto your friends

3) Write a blog post about it as soon as possible, including info about Save the Children and the petition. We want as many people linked up AND signed up the petition by Sunday 29th May 2011

4) Tag 8 fellow blogger friends

5) Come back and link up your posts, so we can all share your craftiness (You’ll have to link on Maggy’s or Josie’s blogs)

6) If you have time, visit each other posts and say hello!

I’m tagging the following people (and hoping they haven’t been tagged already)

1. John at FilesandRecords

2. Nick aka BaronvonMischief

3. Bob at Only Dads

4. Edmund at DadsDinner

5. Kate, she of the famous Takes5

6. Alyson and her blog of the same name






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3 Responses to What will my kids be when they grow up? I don’t care…just as long as they grow up. Other children in the world aren’t so fortunate.

  1. I confess to having said “make this now and then we have telly” before too.. sometimes they just need “a little” persuasion! Love the picture! Love the post!

    Thank you so much for supporting Save The Children and their petition!


  2. Thank you for doing this, it’s so nice to see dads getting involved in this as well, especially after your recent post about vaccines.

  3. Lexie bleasdale

    Lovely pic. Have Tom and Sam been frequenting Simon Cowell’s tailor?

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