All I want for Christmas is a little patience and a Barbie Dream House

Hey, all I want for Christmas is a little Patience and a Barbie Dream House…

Happy Holidays! It is that time again! It sneaks up on you, then BAM! When I was a kid, the J.C. Penney catalog was there for you to circle everything you could wish for at Christmas. You waited until it FINALLY showed up at your door. When you were young, you went straight to the toy section. HOLY COW! How could there be this many wonderful toys to pick from? For was the Barbie Dream House. I wanted this house forever it seemed, though it was probably only a few months. It was beautiful. Two story, open roof...a true dream house. I hoped and hoped for this dream house.

Fast forward 30 years. I am a mom, asking my 13 and 7 year olds what they want for Christmas. In this day and age, it feels like everything is at our fingertips with a touch of a button. My 13 year old just shrugs at me and tells me he doesn’t need or really want anything. WHAT? The little one wants whatever was just on the last commercial he saw. Nothing that they have thought about…dreamed of for months and only HOPED Santa might bring if you were extra good! I got to thinking. You know what? They don’t get a J.C. Penney’s catalog and a chance to dream about what they want for months. For them, it is instant gratification.

I then thought to myself…why is this? To be honest, I am guilty of expecting instant gratification. I get anxious when the computer is too slow. When someone doesn’t go quick enough at a stoplight. When someone doesn’t get what I am meaning. You didn’t like my Facebook post right now?? We live in a world where we see something and we want it. Now! We don’t get to realize the reward that could have been if we had been a little more patient. The thing we wanted in that moment may not be what we truly need and if we had just been patient….no one knows how amazing it could have turned out. I waited decades before I chased after my dream of writing. It was there when I was young, but life took other turns. I don’t regret any of those turns.  Would it have been so sweet if it would have happened immediately when I wanted it? Patience. Maybe that is what we need a little of this Christmas.

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It all comes in time, whether it be that toy you wanted out of the J.C. Penney catalog or that dream you had that one time…. in time it can all happen. Don’t always expect you will get it right then. Just be patient. And Hey...I did get the Barbie Dream House and my other little dream is coming true too. Happy Holidays! I wish you joy and a little bit of Patience.

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Kale is one cute boy with a very bad case of the HEY MOM CAN YOUS! This delightful book tells the very familiar tale of the day that would not end for one very tired, very patient mommy! Follow Kale and his mom to find out if the HEY MOM CAN YOUS come to an end. But beware…this adorable story and its brilliant illustrations will leave your child saying “HEY MOM CAN YOU read this book” again, and again and again!

Come see StoryBook Genius Publishing at our booth #2527  Javits Center NYC  

May 31 - June 3, 2017


Come meet Author, Cari Pointer at our booth!

Come see StoryBook Genius Publishing at our booth #2527 Javits Center NYC 

June 3-4, 2017



Cari Pointer

About the Author

Cari Pointer

Cari Pointer first became interested in writing children’s books while taking a creative writing class during high school in the small southern town of Puxico, Missouri. She went on to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where her career interests turned toward helping ensure the safety and welfare of children. Cari has been working as a child welfare advocate for the State of Missouri for over a decade. In addition to working full time as a professional child welfare advocate, she is the mother of two growing boys. Her boys inspired the Hey Mom book series with their endless amount of the “hey mom, can yous”. In 2015, with the support of her husband and two boys, Cari decided to pursue her dream of writing her first children’s book. With her role as a published children’s book author, Cari has a new tool to use in her continued advocacy for children. Cari encourages other aspiring authors to live a life with “Big Dreams, No Regrets”, as she has. Follow her Hey, Mom blog

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