Skippy Jon Jones over here and get in the Kay Bratt Giveaway!

Written by Kay on . Posted in Contests and Give-A-Ways

One of the most common misconceptions I’ve come across in the 7 years I have been advocating for China’s orphans is that only girls are in the orphanages. In the SWI I worked in, it appeared that we had just as many boys as girls! Perhaps the numbers could be a little higher on females but not enough that I noticed if it was true.

So in celebration of cute, feisty, grubby little boys everywhere…my latest giveaway is for BOYS only! If you have a boy under 10 years of age and feel like he would like to win a Skippy Jon Jones book gift set, this giveaway is for you to enter.

And TUESDAY is launch day for the Encore edition of my book, Silent Tears, so of course we have to filter that in to this post, so here is how to get in the drawing:

1. Post the link to my Amazon page on your blog, website or facebook profile page. Click HERE for the link.

2. Come back and comment to this post on the website here (NOT on facebook). In your comment tell me you’ve posted my link as well as tell me something cute, funny or amazing about your little boy.

Example of comment to get in the drawing:

Hi Kay, I’ve posted your amazon link to my facebook page (or blog) and my little boy’s name is Ralph. When Ralph was 3, he was found watering my neighbor’s tulips. The funny part is that he did not have any water, if you know what I mean!

(I just made that up..I don’t know any little boys named Ralph but you get the picture, right?)

The drawing will be this coming Friday, April 2. Don’t try to cheat by telling me you posted my Amazon link when you really didn’t, ‘cuz I’ll be checking! Sort of like Santa, I know when you’ve been naughty or nice.

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Comments (16)

  • Tanya Robinson

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    Hello, Kay!

    I posted the link! My favorite boy story involves a friend’s twins. They were playing with water guns inside and my friend told them very strongly, “No water in the house!” Not ten minutes later, they were at it again. She said, “I thought I told you no water in the house!” “It’s not water, Mom!” they said. Then my friend made a tragic mistake. She asked what it was. “Well, Mom, you said no water, so we peed in them!”

    Tanya

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  • RoadToHanzhong

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    I’m happy to post the link on my blog – done! Our son amazes us every single day…his bravery and sense of adventure throughout his adoption at 6 years old…his intelligence in his observations and progress in school (he’s been our son for 4 months, in school for 2 1/2 and is already reading English)…his zest for life…his love of family hugs…his constant joy…we are learning so much from him! BOYS ROCK! Oh, and he LOVES to read 🙂

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  • Laurie Curtis

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    Hi Kay,
    I’ve posted your Amazon link to my Facebook page!
    My little son’s name is Davian Hongchuan. We adopted Davian in China only one year ago at age 3. Davian knows that he and his big sister, “Ji Ji” (pronounced “GG”) are not permitted to eat snacks in the livingroom but are supposed to eat in the kitchen. When catching his sister red handed sneaking some “chippies” in the livingroom he loudly orders her to comply to the rules by saying “Geege chicken!”

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  • Karen

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    I posted the link on my blog. We are the lucky parents to a sweet boy we adopted from China two years ago. There are so many amazing things about my boy. It’s incredible that he has gone from a frightened little boy who refused to take his shoes off for the first three weeks of his life with us to a vivacious character. He’s singing at the top of his lungs: “Life is a Highway. I want to drive it all night long!”

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  • Kay Bratt

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    Oh my gosh…I am loving these comments. Keep ’em coming!

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  • Holly

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    Done!
    Hank…oh my…the stories we can tell about Hank…
    On Chinese Take-out.
    A friend asked Hank if he had Chinese Food in China. He said “Yeah…but we just called it food”

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  • Maura

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    Hi! I shared the link, now to share my funny about my boys! They are 6,8 and 10.

    My boys had a “secret” meeting one morning in thier book nook. They were discussing Harold and the Purple Crayon and “magic.” They decided after pooling their knowledge that they would love to have a “magic door” to take them special places. So they got a pencil and drew one on the wall in the nook under the bed. DH and I laughed and let it slide. We told them that one was okay, but no more. Unfortunatly, we were a little to late. The next day we discovered “magic” doors in the kitchen, familyroom AND the bathroom as well. We had a “magic” party the following weekend. We had a family party and used used “magic” eraser to make the doors go away. We were told that it was more fun to make them than make them go away!

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  • Heather

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    We our proud parents of one awesome little boy. We adopted our son Ryan a year ago at 4 years old. He is such a little character. It amazes me everyday how far he has come since that first frightfull meeting. He truly loves his big sister Emmalyn. (also from China) They share such a special bond. Now onto a Ryan “funny” as we love to call them. =0)

    One day he was sitting in the back seat of the car watching some a Bible story about Abraham, Sarah and Issac. He then said “Mommy I want you to have a baby.” Me: Well honey, I dont think that is going to happen.” Ryan: Why Not??? Now I am trying how to explain to my then 4 year old son, in a appropiate way, why I couldn’t have a baby. when…… Ryan: Never mind mommy I know why?? Me: Really, why honey??? Ryan: (with a Huge smile on his face mind you) Your Too Old!!! Too Funny!!!

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  • Katie Self

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    I posted!

    I have two amazing boys. Jonah (5) says incredible things. One thing he said the Christmas he was three when he was opening the presents from Santa is “Thank you God for telling Santa I make good choices.” Grady (3) amazes me everyday. That he now runs, climbs, is so strong even though he didn’t walk until he was 2 years, 3 months old (home at 18 months). That he comes to me for a hug when he is scared and that he tries to tell us (still with signs, gestures, and vocalizations) what he needs.

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  • Shannon

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    Hi! Your link is on my blog!!!!!
    My favorite Parkerisms lately are:
    “Mama, I want to wear a short-sleeved shirt and long-sleeved pants!”

    While hiding under a blanket, “Daddy, I need a flashlight in here so I can see a thing!”…after getting the flashlight, “See! Now I can see a thing!”

    “Mama, God lives in my heart and moves the handles to make my legs go up and down!”

    We have one Skippy Jon Jones book and all three kids love it!!!

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  • Ellen Thames

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    Posted on my Facebook page.
    So many funny stories about my boy- he’s 3 1/2, adopted from Guatemala at 4 mo. He’s a wild man, but so so sweet. And kinda cocky- listen to this…. We’re shopping and a pretty little girl touched my boy’s arm as we walk by and she smiles at him. Mac says to me– Mommy? Why girls all the time touching me? I said I didn’t know. Then he says…”I think I know….and smiles…I think it’s because all the time they like me…..(with a big grin). I said I think you’re probably right. He knows what’s going on.

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  • Valerie

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    Dear Kay,
    I posted today on our blog with a link to the new edition of your book. I have THREE sweet boys.
    Brayden, Easton and Nolan. It’s only fair I leave a comment about each of them.

    Brayden (this was when he was 3.5)–we were watching extreme kayaking where the kayakers were plummeting down heavily rocked waterfalls. I said, “Oh their poor mothers!” (Thinking to myself that if I was their mom I couldn’t stand to watch this!) There was a brief silence where I could tell Brayden’s wheels were turning in his head and then he questioned curiously and in disbelief that someone could be doing this dangerous stuff AND have something bad happen to their mom, “WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MOMS?!”

    Easton (age 4)–I had my first grader home for a snow day. Knowing that the 2 older boys who share a bedroom would not take a nap if they were left together I said I was going to “draw straws” for who would get to sleep in my bedroom. Easton suddenly got a somber look of defeat on his face and when I asked why, he said, “Well Mom … I don’t really draw very good.” (He thought we were actually going to draw pictures of them.)

    Nolan (age 1)–He cracks me up just being my little gingerbread man (no seriously, he walk like one!) But he also adds an “A” onto most words. His and my favorite is his “Zambonia” (ie: His Zamboni, and if you don’t know, that’s that little truck that cleans the ice on an ice rink.) He says it like the name of a country.
    Looking forward to the drawing! AND best of luck on the new edition of Silent Tears. It is a wonderful moving and spirit igniting book.

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  • Kay Bratt

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    …I am officially jealous. I want a boy!

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  • Kam Roberts

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    Hi Kay! I posted to our blog {it’s private but I’ll send you an invite if you need to check me!lol} and to my FB.

    Our son is Joel. He came to us via Bangkok, Thailand last September. He is three years old and is all boy…if you know what I mean. The pants and boxer briefs come off at any given time and he proceeds to bend his knees, throw his arms in the air, and pose. Yep, just like a guy.

    What a joy this little boy is. Having lived with two daughters all these years, our lives are now all the more rich having this son. He is gorgeous, funny, soft and cuddly. And I can’t imagine another day without him!

    Thanks, Kay! Can’t wait till June!
    Hugs~
    Kam

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  • Valerie Johnston

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    Hi Kay!
    I posted your link on my FB profile page.

    Our 8 year-old son and seventh child, Chandler, joined our family four years ago from Shanxi, LinFen, China. This past Sunday my husband , Steve, took Chandler, our daughter Annika, also adopted from China, and our dog Lily down to the pond to do some fishing. All of a sudden Chandler started yelling and pointing to the water. Steve looked out to where Chandler was pointing and saw a shoe floating away…. Chandler’s shoe!! He had been kicking rocks into the pond and his sneaker went sailing into the pond behind the rock that he had just kicked in!! My husband had to crawl out onto a log and and was luckily able to reach Chandler’s shoe with his fishing pole. Chandler had to walk home in a very squishy, wet shoe, but had a great story to tell. By the way, Chandler’s shoe was the only thing they caught that day

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  • Kay Bratt

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    I really loved this giveaway because I got such chuckles from reading about your little boys. Thank you so much for bringing me so many smiles.

    The winner is Holly and her son, Hank.

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