Friday, October 04, 2013

A Daughter's Hug, A Monster's Hug #BigHugsElmo Giveaway

I was never a hugger until Hannah was born and I became a mother. My favourite times of the day now revolve around her hugs – that awesome first, sleepy hug in the morning, extra cuddly because she’s still waking up. The second is the daycare pick-up hug – the excited, gripping, so happy to see you hug (which is often accompanied with a slobbery kiss and comes after the “MOMMY!” yell from across the daycare’s playground).


But, my favourite hug of all is Hannah’s surprise hug. These come at random times, in random forms and often catch me off guard. Sometimes she grips my leg while I’m washing dishes. Other times she climbs on top of me while we are watching TV on the couch. And then there’s her reciprocal patting on the back hug – which she has been doing for almost a year now!

Sometimes I think she senses I need a hug, other times she needs comfort.

She loves giving hugs ALMOST as much as she loves Elmo.

Since she was very little, Hannah liked Elmo (this may or may not have had anything to do with my influence, as I am a huge Elmo fan myself). She wore Elmo clothes, wouldn’t leave the house without her Elmo with teething hands and the theme of her first birthday? Elmo, of course!


As the months pass, her love for Elmo becomes more like an obsession, a demanding obsession. “Elmo on TV?” she asks first thing in the morning, when she walks into the living room. “ELMO!” she demands as soon as we get in the car, requesting her Elmo Calls app (I know she wants the Another Monster at the End of this Book app when she states, "ELMO AND GROVER!"). She even points out Elmo on other children. She sings “Elmo’s Song” at all and any points of the day – in fact, “Elmo” was  one of her first words.

So, when Big Hugs Elmo arrived in his box she couldn’t wait to hug him – and did so, before we could get the batteries in so Elmo could hug her back.


At first she was scared when Elmo actually put his red, furry arms around her, but then she got used to it and wanted to hug him again and again. She grins so wide when Elmo asks her to hug him tighter.


I can’t wait until she discovers that Big Hugs Elmo will also pretend, sing and play with her.

Would you like to win your very own PTPA Winning Big Hugs Elmo? Enter using the Rafflecopter below.


Open to Canadian and American Residents who are the age of majority only. Valid entries only. Contest ends Friday, October 25, 2013. For further contest rules, refer to the Terms and Conditions within the Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am participating in the Hasbro Big Hugs Elmo Blogger Campaign by PTPA Media and received compensation as a thank you for participating. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.


© 2013 YYZ Bambina. All Rights Reserved.

116 comments:

  1. my 3 year old loves everything about elmo, especially his songs. Elmo has been a part of my household now for 17 years, ever since the very first tickle me Elmo was released in 1996 when my oldest son was 2.

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    1. I also had a Tickle Me Elmo! I was in, uh, high school :)

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    2. lol that's awesome lol. :)

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  2. My daughter loves that he is red and his voice
    thanks

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  3. My son loves his laugh!

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  4. My son loves his laugh!

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  5. My son is only 10 months so he doesn't really know Elmo yet but I am sure he will love his cute little voice!

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  6. My daughter loves it when Elmo sings, she starts dancing!

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  7. My daughter loves Elmo's big eyes.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  8. My daughter loves his songs and that is he really red and cuddly

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  9. My niece loves Elmos laugh!

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  10. We love Elmo's laugh!

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  11. His laugh, his colour, his style!

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  12. My sons love his voice, and how fun he is.

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  13. EVERYTHING. My son is 15 months old, and completely obsessed with Elmo. As I type this, he is sitting on my husband's lap with his "Clap Hands Elmo" book.

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  14. My grandkids love everything about Elmo but I think the really love his laugh the best

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  15. My son loves his laugh, his song, Dorothy his goldfish. We love all things Elmo in this house! La La La La La....

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  16. My granddaughter loves Elmo singing Elmo's song and she sings along with him.

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  17. My daughter likes his color and that he giggles a lot.

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  18. I think my children love how loveable & personalbe elmo is, they always think hes talkingto them during his show elmos world :)

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  19. His infectious laugh :)

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  20. My daughter loves Elmo's cheery laugh, every time Elmo laughs, my daughter also does a cute little giggle!

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  21. My daughter loves Elmo's cheery laugh, every time Elmo laughs, my daughter also does a cute little giggle!

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  22. His voice, she giggles when he talks.

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  23. his giggles and when he says HIIIII everybodyyyy...Lori Jackson

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  24. How happy he is with his friends!

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  25. My son loves his laugh and that he is Red!

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  26. I think my son loves his big eyes and nose!

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  27. My little girl loves his laugh :)

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  28. Elmo's so friendly and happy and colorful.

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  29. I think my grandson loves Elmo because he's red and that my grandson's favorite color! He also loves his cheerful personality!

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  30. Anonymous10/06/2013

    so colourful and happy

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  31. My kids love elmo's laugh and giggles!

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  32. my son loves Dorthy his pet fish

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  33. My little guys love to sing along with Elmo!

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  34. My daughter loves when he sings, and that he's so happy!

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  35. My son loves his laugh.

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  36. I'm not sure why my son loves Elmo. I'm thinking it has something to do with his voice and him being red, his favourite colour.

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  37. He loves when Elmo sings!

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  38. My little boy loves when hes talking and laughing.

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  39. Elmo's love is our favorite!!

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  40. I think she loves how he 'loves you' nd 'loves baby' etc :)

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  41. Your daughter is so cute. Love that birthday cake. Elmo is the best! And now that he gives real-size hugs he's even cuter (if that's possible).

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  42. My girls love Elmo song

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  43. My son loves Elmo's laugh!

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  44. malki b10/08/2013

    his laugh! hes so cute!

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  45. My daughter loves his laugh

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  46. My son loves when Elmo sings!

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  47. Kristy.V10/09/2013

    My son loves Elmo's bright red fur!!

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  48. My boys love his laugh!

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  49. how cute and friendly he is

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  50. She loves his laugh (Sabrina T)

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  51. Not sure if my son likes the singing or damcing more

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  52. My son is too young to tell me, but he sure loves the Elmo book we have and is always bringing it to us to read to him.

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  53. My daughter loves his big eyes. She keeps trying to poke it and then tries to eat them!

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  54. eleanor10/11/2013

    Elmo makes by child laugh and smile!

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  55. My kids love Elmo's voice and they love Elmo always teaching them new things in Elmo's World

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  56. My son loves that Elmo makes him laugh and that he sings fun songs!

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  57. My son loves his voice and laugh

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  58. My son loves that he's so active! Always something going on.

    SueSueper Sue

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  59. singing, we love music around here :)

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  60. His laugh gets all of us laughing!

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  61. My child loves when Elmo sings and laughs.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  62. My daughter loves when he laughs--she thinks he is funny!

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  63. Definitely Elmo's giggle.

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  64. Elmo has a great laugh and he's just so lovable! :)

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  65. My daughter loves everything about Elmo - she is nuts about him! His voice I think is the biggest factor though :)

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  66. my kids love our tickle me elmo

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  67. My son would LOVE this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Anonymous10/16/2013

    my son loves elmo!!!! the way he talks and laughs plus elmo helps with learniing!babyphatqueen420@aol.com

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  69. that fuzzy fuzzy red! Elmo is pretty cute after all!

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  70. love this! And always love elmo's red! Fuzzy little guy

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  71. I like that it hugs back

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  72. His voice is so cute!

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  73. My daughter loves the way he laughs

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  74. Crystal Englot10/17/2013

    My son LOVES everything about Elmo! His laugh, his songs, how cuddly he is! I just recently gave him a Tickle me Elmo that I found and OMG he is in LOVE!

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  75. My grandson loves Elmo and Elmos World.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  76. Elmos laugh get us every time.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  77. My son loves to sing & dance with him!

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  78. My son loves when Elmo sings!

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  79. Elmo is so loving & inviting for kids of all ages.

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  80. She loves it when Elmo laughs. She giggles too.

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  81. My baby likes the songs and red elmo

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  82. All of my grandkids love Elmo! He is their favorite Sesame Street character.

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  83. My son loves Elmo's laugh/giggle. We have Rock n' Roll Elmo (yes it is 12 yrs old) and still plays! He loves it!

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  84. my little guy loves his laugh when elmo laughs he cant help but start giggling too.

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  85. I'm not sure what's lovely about Elmo but my grandkids just adore him, maybe because he's so cuddly to look at.

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  86. My son loves Elmo's bright colored fur and his laugh.

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  87. His laugh! It is contagious. I still smile when I hear it.

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  88. Oh Carter loves when Elmo sings in Elmo's world! He always sings along!!!

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  89. My son loves Elmo because he's "Phunny" most of all he loves his voice and will drop everything to run and watch!

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  90. honestly I think she loves that he's so animated and a kid like her who just wants to have fun. We had an Elmo themed party this weekend and Elmo attended it! Needless to say many kids were thrilled (some were scared!). :)

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  91. my niece loves elmo because of his laugh! She loves laughing along with him!

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  92. She loves his singing

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  93. Loves Elmo's laugh!

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  94. my daughter loves Elmo's songs and voice:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  95. Elmos laugh, and how fuzzy he is (rafflecopter marie cat)

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  96. My daughter loves his voice and laugh.

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  97. My son loves his giggles!

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  98. The hugs feel so comforting.

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