When I was 6 gnomes lived under my bed and each and every flower was a fairy.
They hid from everyone else and revealed their trues selves to me.
My imagination was encouraged and cultivated by bedtime stories and readings.
Enid Blighton’s books especially.
So one morning, when I woke to a frost and saw all the delicate flowers had withered and fallen, I was obviously hysterical.
Inconsolable as I was, my mother was unable to send me to school.
From that day I believed Jack Frost was a malevolent force.
Out to kill the fairies and destroy my (imaginary) world.
Jack Frost was public enemy number one.
Akin to the Ice Witch in Narnia, he froze anyone in his path.
Even the helpless bluebells and jonquils.
This morning I woke to a 3yr old in my bed, the twins playing in their cot and the sense that it was freezing.
I hauled myself out of bed and quickly realized that it wasn’t freezing.
It was below freezing.
And sometime during the night our heater’s control unit batteries had died.
Which means the heater didn’t kick in this morning.
And then I remembered.
I left washing on the line yesterday.
Jack Frost. Public enemy number one.
Obviously I’m not sending my children out to play in this kind of cold.
Instead the boys are running around and bashing heads for fun.
As per usual.
Roo is bugging me to get her “Mitt-zee” off the shelf.
Which is exactly what I plan to do. Mitzy has been giving me precious minutes without being bugged.
Mitzy is a Zhu Zhu pet.
Which I actually swore I would never allow my children to have.
Until I got sent one and had to eat my words.
“Rory, can you please pick up your toys?”
“No. Don’t want to!”
“If you pick up your toys, I’ll get Mitzy for you.”
And the toys miraculously get put away.
Mitzy can stay.
Want your own Mitzy? Or a different Zhu Zhu pet?
Hunter Products has given me a Zhu Zhu pet to giveaway in celebration of their May Madness Toy Promotion.
A Zhu Zhu pet and a bunch of Zhu Zhu accessories, worth $110!
1 x Zhu Zhu Puppy*
1 x Zhu Zhu Puppy Outfit*
1 x Zhu Zhu Puppy Chase Sled & Accessories*
1 x Zhu Zhu Push Along (Puppy Car & Meter or Laundry Room)*
1 x Zhu Zhu Puppy Carrier*
1 x Large Playset*
*Colours and styles may vary per pack ordered.
To win this awesome prize all you have to do is tell me in the comments:
How would a Zhu Zhu pet be used in your house? A bribe? A friend? An actual pet?
Most original response wins!
Terms and conditions:
1. Competition open to Aussie Residents only.
2. Competition opens 9am 14th May and ends 9pm 28th May.
3. This is a game of skill, NOT chance.
If you don’t win, you can still get this awesome Zhu Zhu pack on special as part of May Madness for just $35 (plus $12 postage). Which is $110 worth of Zhu Zhu for $47!
If you buy two packs you will also receive a Zhu Zhu board game worth $29.95 – which is $250 value for $70 (plus postage).
Just click this link and it will take you to Zhu Zhu heaven. But only during the month of May. Because its Ma Madness and all!
**Disclaimer: I received a Zhu Zhu pack for the purposes of this review and giveaway. No payment was offered, requested, nor accepted. I do these giveaways because I love my readers. I really did hate the idea of these things. I really do love the reality. Like I said. Mitzy can stay.**