There are times when I wonder if my contest sponsors can read my mind.
Take, for example, the berrie sweet T-shirt that Mom 4 Life sent over to me recently.
"Not sleeping through the night."
It's perfect. And I may have to buy one of these Honest Baby shirts in every size they have until Buttercup decides to stop tormenting me and her father with three a.m. wake-up calls.
But this isn't the only gem Jill has at her shop to help you and your baby tell the world to back-off in a "funny, funny, ha, ha?" kind-of-way.
Tired of getting "the stink eye" from your stay-at-home neighbor through her kitchen window as you and your kids rush out the door five minutes late for daycare (and work) again? Then the "Working moms rock" is all about you.
Are ya ready to clock the next mom at playgroup who gives you crap about your still crawling 13-month old? (Because trust us, we all know that Suzie was walking at 9 months. Can we please just move on?) I'll bet that no one will say a word if you show up next week with Junior sportin' his new "I'll walk when I'm good and ready" tee.
And there's more. With the perfect pint-sized comeback for most "Mommy needs a martini" moments, it's really a great way to light-heartedly address some annoying situations. They are also just plain hilarious.
Honest Baby T-shirts run in size from newborn to six years. Prices vary, depending on if you want long or short-sleeves and if you want the plain or thought-bubble patched saying, but you can use Buttercup's $28 shirt as a good reference. (And yes, this is definitely one instance where I'd gladly pay up for a cute and quippy baby shirt!)
And Jill? May I suggest a few more? How about "Happily attached?" for us baby-wearing mammas? Or "What crib?" for Buttercup and her co-sleeping baby friends? Or there's always the classic "Fluffy butts are eco-friendly" tees for the cloth-diapered set. I have more. In case you haven't noticed, I'm plenty full of snappy comebacks!
And now, for the real reason you are all still reading this post (even though I let myself believe it's my mad writing skillz that keep you coming back), yes, we have a contest! But hold on to your hats, people, because this one is going to be just a little bit different.
If you'd like to win an Honest Baby tee in the size and design of your choice, all you have to do is tell me (and Jill from Honest Baby) which available saying has "you" written all over it and why! And we want details!
One winner will be personally selected by Jill, so creativity and brutal honesty are major components here. No extra entries. No random drawings. Are ya up to the challenge?
Entries will be accepted in the form of a comment to this post until midnight (EST) on Sept. 15. And make sure your email address is included in your comment if you want your entry to count. As always, the winner must contact me within four days of the announcement date or a runner-up will be selected.
And there you have it.
Now I'm off to co-sleep with my attached, cloth-diapered 15-month-old who, coincidentally, only sleeps through the night when she is snuggled safely between me and her daddy. Got a T-shirt for that?