A child forgets to close the gate and his pet dino gets out causing a big mess. The child has to get creative to capture the dino and get him back in the gate. Then the cleanup begins to take care of what was broken because of the mistake the child made.
Lisa Reinicke is the majority holder of Our House Publications and author of 4 published children’s picture books for sale on Amazon and independent book stores. Lisa was honored with the Mom's Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence for her children's book "Wings and Feet in 2017. She is a storyteller and author of 35 children’s stories appearing on local TV shows, elementary schools, and bookstores. The stories have been published in 3 collective recordings for distribution for A Goodnight Sleep Company. She also produced online (virtual) training for service advisors and technicians. Lisa served as head writer and on-camera talent in the videos. Her books are entertaining yet focus on social issues that engage children and parents to discuss. Her four children were all uniquely different ranging from physical differences, adoption, and physiological disorders that lead her following experts in each field to help children overcome the stigma around being different.
Lisa passionately works raising money for charities that improve children’s lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
When our kids were small, we would always allow for "mulligans."
A mulligan is a fresh start, a do-over, forgiveness for a poor shot.
I can remember that mulligans were especially crucial in mini-golf. The little ones didn't know how to play well, and we wanted them not to get frustrated so they would keep trying to get better at the game.
As they grew, mulligans decreased as lessons were learned. However, as a teen, I remember them repenting for lack of judgment, asking, "Mom, I regret doing that and wish I could do it all over again. Why doesn't life have more mulligans?"
How many of us wish that we had the opportunity to pull back the ugly words we just said? Maybe not spend the money on an item we didn't use? Retract our bad behavior?
In Bart's Escape, the child doesn't get a mulligan, but he does get to make the wrong committed into a "right."
Today be considerate and offer a Mulligan to a few friends and neighbors out there. Some days we all deserve it. Use #NationalMulliganDay to post on social media. AND- get your copy of Bart's Escape out the Gate to teach kids about forgiveness and doing the right thing!