It’s funny the things that pop into my mailbox as a daddy blogger. Too often the messages begin “Dear mommy blogger”, demonstrating a really lazy PR firm or someone who just hasn’t figured out that I’m not the one who birthed my fabulous children but their Dad. 🙂
Actually, it usually just amuses me, but occasionally it is a bit annoying, especially when the gist of the marketing message is how moms have such a tough job as parents and how dads are rarely even around to help, but that’s another story for another blog post.
When I got an email from Nova about TotallyCostumes.com, the timing was perfect: My 6yo was at that moment dancing through the house in one of her fairy outfits…
The email was nice enough: they’d like to send us a free costume in return for us hopefully writing about it here on the blog. I warned her, as I always do, that receipt of goods in no way means that I’ll guarantee to mention it, and if I do, I might say it’s good or bad. Luck o’ the draw, as it were. Oh, and with full disclosure too, as I am doing with this paragraph.
No worries, they were game so my daughter K- and I sat in front of the computer and went through the zillions of costumes they have on their well-designed site. After much deliberation, she picked out another fairy costume.
Gadzooks, I nixed it.
me: “We already have tons of fairy costumes, honey, let’s pick something else.”
her: “Why? I like fairy costumes.”
me: “Oohh look: this one lights up!”
her: “OOOohhhhhhh nice!”
So we settled on the Pretty Twinkle Witch costume. The bummer was that they didn’t have the size we wanted, so we compromised on a smaller size because the light-up dress seemed really cool. Kind of a mistake.
The costume arrived about a week later, neatly packaged and it was a matter of a short amount of time before she was wearing it:
Got cool stuff to send us? Bring it on! We’re always interested in hearing from companies, but just remember, I’m a Dad, not a Mom. 🙂