Do you all remember the fun Pay It Forward contest bomb that Swistle started last month? I finally received the second prize I’d won (apparently my husband isn’t the only one who forget things — K’s Mama‘s husband left this lovely box sitting in the back of his car for … awhile!).
Now it’s time for me to pay it forward. See below for deatils, but first check out the cool stuff I won!
When I opened it up, I saw all sorts of cool stuff to love (and do you like how I’ve spared you yet another shot of the carpeting on my stairs? Welcome to the chair in my office).
Magnetic Cars stickers. They attach to fridges. Or in my case, the three inches of the side of the fridge that’s visible. Yes, the Word Whammer has lost its coveted spot. The wee ones love these.
And I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that we like to go swimming. And spend just a touch of time at the pool. Definitely need something to toss around so we don’t have to be jealous of everyone else. Check out the Tootsie Roll beach ball.
There’s also a very cool book about animals that’s a board book but with tons of words on it. As we’re always trying to reinforce being kind and gentle and friendly towards animals just like we are to our friends. And we do read just a tiny bit….
And this is a great motivator to actually print out some of the pictures I take. I tend to ummm forget to do that sometimes. Like since 2000. Or so. December of 1999 to be exact. But I need motivation!
There’s also this great notepad. It’s supposed to be for a locker, as I believe it’s magnetic, but this will go great on the top part of the side of the fridge that the wee ones don’t have access to. Maybe then I’ll remember to write down when I’m out of things I need … like powdered sugar!
And I really needed another reason to drool and covet an iPod Nano. Of course I didn’t win the one that the SITS girls were giving away *sigh* but I still want one. And my husband just bought one for himself since he was jealous of me having one when I went to work out and everyone else at the club having one. Me? I can’t bring myself to buy one for myself quite yet, but … now I have even more reason to get one, right?
Mister Man loves doing anything academic, as you may well know. We don’t have any flash cards, but my husband is excited about trying these out on him. And I’m sure he’ll learn addition even quicker now!
And what kid doesn’t need more stickers? It seems like everything we do involves stickers. And a new stock is always appreciated!
Thank you K’s Mama! And now it’s my turn!
Quick refresher, post a comment answering the chosen question below. If you enter, you’re agreeing to host your own Pay It Forward contest if you win.
The contest will be open until Friday August 8 around 5pm CST. I’ll use a random number generator at that point to choose the winning comment. If a comment I make it chosen, I’ll rerun the generator.
The prize will be a mystery prize again, but I will say that it’s likely to include two silicone 9″ (I believe) round cake pans. As I was baking my cakes this weekend, I realized that I have four of them, and that means that two of them are really just taking up space. If you’d rather not win those, let me know. The rest of the prize will be whatever I choose, but hopefully something the winner likes.
If I don’t hear from the winner within three days of the end of the contest, I’ll select a new winner.
So tell me about your worst parenting disaster (of your children, children you babysat, etc). Good luck!