So That’s Why !

The Mascot during the birthday party of Charmaine
@SIMPLYD (78114)
Philippines
October 26, 2016 1:46am CST
Last week , just when the birthday celebration of my lady boss 2 year old daughter , was about to end , one of the mascots of McDonalds came in . The children were amazed at her specially when she danced . After that was picture taking with her . However , the little boy of my officemate again didn’t want to go in front to have a picture taken with the mascot . Her mother keeps cajoling him to join but he doesn’t like. After the picture taking , the mascot marched out . The little boy suddenly grabbed her mother who was standing near him and covered himself from the mascot as it passed . So, that’s why he remained seated. He was actually afraid of the mascot . Yet , the little girl of my boss keeps holding the hand of the mascot . My daughter too when she was a kid wasn’t also afraid of any mascot . What about your kids or nephews ?
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@magallon (17748)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
That behavior is normal for some kids especially those who are not really sociable...
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
That is also the reaction of my lady boss' now 11 years old son , when she gave him his 1st Birthday party . The moment the mascot came out his son don't want to move from hiding far from the party place .
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@magallon (17748)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD They should be encouraged to go near the mascots, hold it or touch it. That is to remove their fear...
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
@magallon But this little boy didn't really want to go near the mascot despite her mother and my prodding . He simply sat on the table and when he saw that the mascot is about to pass by him to finally go out of the venue , he pulled his mother to hid himself . Her mother and i just winked at each other when we realized he was after all afraid . I really don't know if it is his first time .
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@hora_fugit (5437)
• India
26 Oct 16
I don't think I was afraid of mascots, clowns or any such thing. But I wasn't interested either. The world for me was limited to my parents...
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
But have you gone near a mascot or even a clown ? Have you attended a birthday party with clowns ?
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• India
27 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD I have attended birthday parties of some clowns for sure...
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
28 Oct 16
@hora_fugit And ir's good that you weren't afraid of them .
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• China
26 Oct 16
The little boy of your officemate is so timid,or else ,this is the first time he saw a mascot that can dance.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
Actually , he always sees mascots because he attends children parties held on fastfood chains according to her mother . But as always he is afraid of them . Indeed he is a timid boy . But a good boy though , not a rowdy .
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• China
27 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD It varies from kid to kid.Some kids are born bold like your daughter.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Yes, i agree .
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
26 Oct 16
Lolz. It's a normal thing in children. Some are bolder than some in that direction.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Indeed it's normal in children . So i am amazed at the 2 year old girl of my lady boss to who she is throwing the birthday party , because she is holding the hand of the mascot .
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
27 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Hahaha. Very bold.
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
I think it's normal for some kids to be afraid of mascots. Probably because of how they looked. Some are not too appealing, I guess.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Yes, it is normal . You see mascots are so big and they are small . So they scare them much .
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• Philippines
26 Oct 16
Can't blame him though, hope he goes over his fear as he grows up.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
I know he will get over it . It's maybe because the big is so big while he is so small that why he was so scared .
@XinfulThotz (4187)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Oct 16
he must be thinking what kind of weird creature is that...
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
True . And the fact that it is fat and big , it scared him .
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@Daljinder (21017)
• India
26 Oct 16
I , my siblings and my cousins were not afraid of them or even the clowns. But my youngest cousin, she was around 5 or 6 years old when she first came face to face with a clown at a wedding party. She wouldn't stop crying and would keep hiding behind her mother! The man wearing the clown costume was bewildered. I guess it was the first time it happened to him. He tried to be nice and smiled sweetly. HA! With all that make up.....looked more creepy. Obviously didn't help the situation. So, with an apologetic smile to us he left and made sure to stay away from my cousin rest of the night to not scare her again.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
My daughter too isn't afraid of those mascots and clowns when she was small. Actually , there are just a small percentage of children afraid of them , i think . Most of the kids at the party were so happy seeing the mascot . Sad that your youngest cousin was scared of the clown . Yes, i have seen children afraid of clowns like the son of my lady boss during his 1st birthday party .
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@TRBRocks420 (73651)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Oct 16
I never was afraid of them, but I knew a girl who was deathly afraid of Chuck E Cheese and, also a Pet Monster stuffed animal lol.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
That's nice to know . You are a brave little boy then . But i think for a little girl to be scared of those it is natural . Being afraid when we are kids is just natural .
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• New Delhi, India
26 Oct 16
Even my kid who is 2and a half year old is pretty afraid of all strangers. O think it is a normal reactor
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
Yes, i think their being small and those mascots are so big , they feel intimidated and afraid .
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@jstory07 (65358)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 16
Some kids are afraid and they should not be afraid . If they are do not force them to do what they do not want to do. That was good he was not forced to have his picture taken with the mascot.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
26 Oct 16
Yes, we should not force children to do things what they don't want to do . They know how they feel too .
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
27 Oct 16
My girls loved these characters, they would run to them and hug them. I would have been like the little boy who was afraid when I was a kid.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
See, you girls loved them yet you when you were a kid was afraid . The ones i knew to be afraid of these big characters are usually little boys .
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
27 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD True, my great nephew never seems to go near these characters, not even Santa!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
@paigea Oh that is sad because he cannot enjoy sitting on the lap of Santa .
@epiffanie (9750)
• Australia
27 Oct 16
When my boys were little, they were scared of Santa .. my grandson now is scared of clowns ..
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Why is it that mostly , they are the boys who are scared of clowns , mascots and Santa . My daughter when she was a kid and my boss' daughter aren't afraid of them at all .
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@epiffanie (9750)
• Australia
30 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD I didn't know that girls have no fear of Santa and clowns ..
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
30 Oct 16
@epiffanie That's just my observation .
• United States
27 Oct 16
bless his heart :( i recall the first time my daughter saw santa claus...didn't go well't all, she t'was petrified'n i didn't pursue my thoughts'f havin' her photo taken with him 's a keepsake - heck, couldn't get within 50 ft 'f him!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Really , she was afraid of Santa . My daughter loves Santa .
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• United States
28 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD petrified :(
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
28 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx I guess that's understandable because Santa is so big and children gets scared of big people .
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@Ritu96 (902)
• Sonipat, India
29 Oct 16
he was like me..i was also afraid...lol
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
29 Oct 16
Really ! . In the picture you can see him . He is that lil boy in checkered polo seated and looking at the mascot in the firat picture .
@thelme55 (13966)
• Germany
28 Oct 16
Must be an ugly mascot.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
29 Oct 16
It is in the picture . Indeed an ugly one . And look at how ha lil boy was looking at him in awe . He is that seated boy in checkere polo looking at the mascot in te first picture .
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct 16
Actually I can understand a small child being frightened of that mascot, it's very large.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
28 Oct 16
Actually yes . I think that's the number 1 factor - their bigness that frightens the children since they are till so small compared to a mascot .
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• Rochester, New York
26 Oct 16
I love going to Chuck E. Their pizza is amazing!!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Wow, i love pizza too . @TRBRocks420 said Chuck E Cheese scared a girl he knew .
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