The Children's Place is one of my favorite stores for buying kiddo clothes. It is. I'm not just saying that because they sent me something cozy and warm for my little fella…
…my little fella who is supposed to be sitting and posing in his new pajamas, not making a fire. But by the time I said, "Wait a sec," and came out with a new camera battery, there he was. That kid is a pyromaniac. Since he could walk. Today, I read a mom criticize another mom for the "violence" of "letting her boys take an ax into the back yard and chop on a tree."
Guilty. I am. My boy takes an ax into the back yard, too, and he lights fires and he tries out the magnifying glass on leaves and the fire ant pile. We don't think of it as violence, but as boyhood. His boyhood, anyway. We teach him safety and watch out for him out there, but for the most part, he's free to be who he is. Even though he sometimes has my hair standing on end.
But this time, although it's a cold morning, this is not the time for making a fire. It's time for an attempt at a photo shoot of his new pajamas…
Even though he's a tough guy, I know he's cold, so I let him hold Packer, his kitten-cat (he's a cat-teen). But Packer has other plans…
That will have to be good enough. I have pity on my boy, who doesn't complain, but says quietly that his toes are "shivering." If you want to see a better shot of these pajamas, have a look here, at The Children's Place online. They didn't try to photograph a child inside of them.
Do you want some new pajamas for your tough-and-tumble little guy, too? Or maybe a new coat for a certain ballerina who lost hers at the last 4H meeting? (yes. she did.) Or how about some tights for your little gal who wears them every day and does not care if they match her outfit or not?
If you do want any of those things (or something else), guess what? One of you will get to go shopping at The Children's Place (online or locally) with a $30 giftcard they sent me to share.
Don't make me keep it! All you need to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment (just one, please), saying that you want it (or whatever you'd like to say). Your email address is required, but only I will see it. I will snail-mail the giftcard to the winner, after Random.org selects one of you.
Deadline: Thursday, December 11, 2008, at high noon CST
I hope you win! ~ Lori
Updated December 11th:
Well, I know Random.org is random, but still! Look at the winning number…
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-12 04:11:47 UTC
That seems unusual, even though I guess it randomly shouldn't be.
Anyway, congratulations, Mabel, for being the first to comment and win this $30 The Children's Place giftcard! Here's Mabel's comment: