Sunday, November 18, 2007

Get the Lead Out Giveaway

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Sure, I considered giving you a chance to win all my kids lead-laden skull rings and such, but that didn't seem nice. Um, what are we supposed to do with all those recalled toys we own?

The family and I went to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair yesterday. Highlights included me getting all fancy with some spinning disk toy. In the process of showing the boys a cool move I dreamt up, I knocked my glasses out of whack and got chided by the booth supervisor. Needless to say, I've repressed the name of that toy. I also played a Wheel of Fortune type game where players guess the brand name products rather than something in a wee bit more thoughtful like the name of a landmark or a proverb. I beat the pants off of DH, oh and some 12 year-old girl, by guessing that the hidden words were Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion. What is this country coming to?

We also got to dip our hands into this fake snow stuff which felt amazingly like the real thing. I guess it's for touch tables in preschools. As I was dipping my hands in it, I said to know one in particular, "This stuff has got to be totally toxic."
"What does toxic mean?" Asked an innocent 8 year-old little girl beside me.
"Um, poisonous. It means you need to wash your hands really well after you play with this."

The best part was meeting with Morgan from the Consumer's Union Not in My Cart Campaign.

You can learn more and even pick a up a cool widget for your blog here. Even better, you can enter to win a festive Get the Lead Out t-shirt (size XL), stickers and supporting campaign material by leaving a comment below. The giveaway is open to US residents only. Entries will be accepted through midnight Wednesday, Nov. 21. Winner will be chosen at random and notified later this week.

Thanks to The Motherhood and ParentHacks for helping spread the word about CU's Not in my Cart Campaign.


Pickel said...

You know I'm in. I have the motherload of non-toxic stores listed on my site! I could certainly use the shirt to help advertise!

Diane said...

I would looooove this t-shirt! I've been following the whole thing very carefully, and I've posted about it on my blog quite a lot as well. Thanks! themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com