So, here's the thing.
On those days where I feel like I cannot tie my shoes, let alone successfully parent four small children?
On those days where I feel like locking myself in the closet with a 1/2 gallon of ice cream and coming out only when I need more ice cream?
On those days where I feel like it is a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear?
You, the people of the internet, lift me up more than you could ever possibly know.
And that is the real reason that I blog.
Sure, blogging is a great way to capture memories and share pictures and stories of our children as they blaze through childhood. But blogging has become an important connection for me - to the outside world. It has been my reality check, that the challenges I am facing in life are all perfectly normal and often quite humorous, when you look at them from a different perspective. (Or, after drinking a bottle of wine).
Now I know that it is extremely difficult to get out and stay active, or get out and see the whole country, when you have small children unless you have the means to transport them effectively. And because I have put forth the challenge to do something at the end of August that you physically could not do (in mid June), I am so excited to be offering a give away.
Seriously, the timing on this is beyond excellent.
I was contacted this morning by a marketing company that represents Chicco and they are willing to offer me (or one of my readers) a brand new Trevi Twin stroller.
From what I have read, "The Trevi Twin is a double stroller, with a full recline, built-in boot to ensure a safe ride for newborns, compact 3-dimensional fold, and great features for parents. While some double strollers may be too wide to fit through doors, or hard to maneuver, the Trevi Twin makes getting around a breeze. The stroller is recommended for children from birth to 40 lbs and retails for $219.00."
Although this stroller looks pretty awesome and would easily fit in to my fleet of strollers, I am really excited to give it away to someone that could use it.
With that in mind, here are the details for the Great Twin Stroller Give Away.
1) Please post a comment on this post, telling me why you should win this stroller.
2) You have until 11:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Friday, July 18, 2008.
3) I will post what I consider to be the top 5 (or maybe 10, depending upon the feedback) comments and ask all of you to help me select a winner.
4) The winner will be chosen next Wednesday, July 23.
And then, the winner must take a picture of themself - running with this stroller - in a marathon, at the end of August.
Oh, just kidding.
Ready, set, GO!