This is meant to be a post about a lunch box.
A lunch box review.
For some reason though, it isn’t.
Once upon a time – in a land not so far from the Capital City – lived a Boy.
A Strong Boy.
He had a mother, a father, a sister and a twin brother.
He was born in a hurry. He’d been raced in an ambulance, sirens wailing – every boy’s dream – before he was even born.
He was born small. Smaller than his twin. Tiny, stretched, transparent, angry red skin.
His nose was squished. His forehead pronounced.
Even his parents admitted he was not the most attractive of babes.
“Dais, I don’t want to be mean, but…”
“It’s ok, you can say it. He looks like an alien.”
But they loved him more for his tiny, incomplete frame.
They wished for him and prayed for him.
One day, the doctors told his parents that the Strong Boy was very sick.
He got to fly high in a helicopter that night. Another dream of so many boys.
Slowly and surely, Strong Boy recovered. Grew. Recovered. Grew.
He was still a very small boy for his age. Much smaller than his twin.
But no one seemed to mind.
In fact, people loved him all the more.
Small in stature, yet statuesque in Strength.
He was sick often, but recovered quickly.
He battled against nurses, pushed against doctors. But on his goodbye’s he left them with a strong memory.
His smiles – when the endless, frightening nights were over – kept him remembered.
One day his mother received a communication from a far off land, called Stuck On You.
They wished her to review their wares.
His mother agreed.
The Stuck On You-vians sent word through again.
They had read the Strong Boy had been making his presence known in hospital again.
“I’ll include a little something for Oscar.”
Days and nights passed quickly. The Strong Boy had a busy life.
One day, a package arrived at the door, and his mother seemed so pleased.
She opened the package in front of all the children.
Strong Boy’s sister, Roaring Rory, received a lunch box. It was emblazoned with her name, with pink and aqua birds on a pink background. Perfect for the special girl and sister with the kind heart.
There was also a Little Something in the package for Strong Boy.
He came in his own carriage.
Strong Boy had never had his own bear before. He had always loved bears, and been recently enamoured with a pink number from the bottom of the toy box.
However, when he saw Oscar Ted, Strong Boy knew. This was the bear for him.
From that day forward, Strong Boy and Ted have been never far from one another.
Play mates, snuggle buds and tricksters.
A boy and his bear.
We are so grateful to Stuck On You for this precious gift. This kind of kindness does not come along often in the world of PRs and blogs.
Not to mention the fact that the amazing, wonderful and KIND Stuck On You-vians have offered one of my fabulous supportive readers a customised Lunch Pack valued at $49.95!
Pack includes: 1 X Lunch Box (230 X 95 X 200mm) and 1 X BPA free Drink Bottle (500ml)
I can vouch for the quality of the lunch box – they are made from durable poly canvas and include a keep-cool, water repellant, easy to wipe clean lining.
The design on the front is beautiful.
The zipper was strong enough to endure Roo’s vigorous testing. Which may or may not have consisted of opening and closing the thing 57 billion times.
The lunch box also has a clever little pocket on the inside that you could use to put an ice pack, or some muesli bars/snacks in.
It held three sandwiches and three bananas. If I’d been bothered cutting the bananas rather than stuffing them in I probably could have fit a juice box in as well.
And no. Roo didn’t eat any sandwiches or bananas. Her brothers ate them all.
Roo insisted on a “chocolate sprinkle cake” (aka Lamington) and a Babycino, thanksverymuch.
OK, so in order to win your very own, personalised Lunch Pack (including one lunch box and one drink bottle), all you have to do is tell me in the comments:
The story of you/your child’s bear/doll/favourite toy and how you/they came to be best friends in 150 words or less.
I will be shortlisting the entries and then sending them off to the Stuck On You-vians to choose a winner.
**I know I’m asking you to talk about teddy bears in order to enter to win a lunch pack. A really awesome lunch pack. I really just can’t get over the kindness of Stuck On You and how much Oscar loves his Oscar Bear. Sometimes, you just need your faith in humanity restored. Sometimes, your boy just needs his bear.**
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition opens at 8am 18/04/2012 and closes at 8pm 02/05/2012.
2. Competition open to Aussie Residents Only.
3. The judges’ decision is final. If the winner does not respond to the winning email within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.
4. As per Stuck On You’s website, one name only can be chosen for the Lunch Pack.
5. This is a game of skill. Not chance. Get creative!