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Oink, Oink: Meet Preston the Proper Pig!

Published about 1 year ago by Alexis Alexander

Some kids are happiest with rocks in their pockets and dirt on their hands. We get it! There’s nothing like running through the woods, riding your bike all over town, climbing trees or making mud pies. Childhood is all about exploration and adventure, and the Friendly Fables team believes that a little dirt shouldn’t get in the way of having fun!

That said, not all children have discovered the magic of mud - and neither have all pigs! Preston the Proper Pig doesn’t like it at all, really - he’d rather stay clean and tidy, away from the mess of the family pig pen. This makes him very happy, but unfortunately, it’s raised some eyebrows around the other pigs. After all - what’s wrong with a little dirt and mud?! It’s how pigs SHOULD be! What sort of pig keeps his shirt pressed and his shoes clean?

Preston finds himself being pushed around for being different - something many children will relate to, sadly. Bullying is all too common, and can create lasting insecurity in children who experience it in school or elsewhere. Feeling like an outsider can cause children to lose confidence and makes them more likely to have anxiety or negative feelings about school. It can even make them feel sick!

We want kids to feel free to be themselves, no matter what that means. They may look, act or feel differently than their peers, but that’s ok. It’s more than ok, really - it’s wonderful! It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round, and instead of making kids fit into one mold we should be celebrating them for who they are. This is how we build confidence and create joy.

In the end, Preston stays true to himself. He loves his family of messy, mucky pigs but he needs to be who he is - a proper pig who’d rather put on a nice outfit, grab a book and sip a cup of tea. He welcomes the other pigs to join him while making sure they’re also free to be their muddy selves. Proper pigs and their messy, muddy friends can co-exist, of course! Our differences are never a bad thing, and you don’t have to change to fit in - a lesson Preston helps the other pigs learn.

Some kids simply don’t like being dirty, and others have developmental or sensory issues that create a genuine and very real intolerance to certain feelings or textures. While childhood should be all about exploration and adventure, this can happen in countless ways and doesn’t always mean dirty hands and pockets full of rocks. If you’re a messy, mucky pig or a clean, proper pig like Preston, the Friendly Fables family welcomes you. We like you just the way you are!

Some kids are happiest with rocks in their pockets and dirt on their hands. We get it! There’s nothing like running through the woods, riding your bike all over town, climbing trees or making mud pies. Childhood is all about exploration and adventure, and the Friendly Fables team believes that a little dirt shouldn’t get in the way of having fun!

That said, not all children have discovered the magic of mud - and neither have all pigs! Preston the Proper Pig doesn’t like it at all, really - he’d rather stay clean and tidy, away from the mess of the family pig pen. This makes him very happy, but unfortunately, it’s raised some eyebrows around the other pigs. After all - what’s wrong with a little dirt and mud?! It’s how pigs SHOULD be! What sort of pig keeps his shirt pressed and his shoes clean?

Preston finds himself being pushed around for being different - something many children will relate to, sadly. Bullying is all too common, and can create lasting insecurity in children who experience it in school or elsewhere. Feeling like an outsider can cause children to lose confidence and makes them more likely to have anxiety or negative feelings about school. It can even make them feel sick!

We want kids to feel free to be themselves, no matter what that means. They may look, act or feel differently than their peers, but that’s ok. It’s more than ok, really - it’s wonderful! It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round, and instead of making kids fit into one mold we should be celebrating them for who they are. This is how we build confidence and create joy.

In the end, Preston stays true to himself. He loves his family of messy, mucky pigs but he needs to be who he is - a proper pig who’d rather put on a nice outfit, grab a book and sip a cup of tea. He welcomes the other pigs to join him while making sure they’re also free to be their muddy selves. Proper pigs and their messy, muddy friends can co-exist, of course! Our differences are never a bad thing, and you don’t have to change to fit in - a lesson Preston helps the other pigs learn.

Some kids simply don’t like being dirty, and others have developmental or sensory issues that create a genuine and very real intolerance to certain feelings or textures. While childhood should be all about exploration and adventure, this can happen in countless ways and doesn’t always mean dirty hands and pockets full of rocks. If you’re a messy, mucky pig or a clean, proper pig like Preston, the Friendly Fables family welcomes you. We like you just the way you are!