Say that 5 times fast! I can’t. But I always did slur my S.
Back in September, a week or two before my daughter Quinnlin had her kidney transplant we received an anonymous package at my office. It was from the Therapy Shoppe and inside I found a sound machine sheep and various little games and finger toys. I remembered about a blogger friend (love our Internets People) who’d once referenced the finger toys and I guessed correctly the package was from her.
The best thing about the Sleep Sheep, who Quinn named Sophia but mostly calls Sheepy, is that is has calming sounds. Quinn’s favorite? The ocean, which has a whale sound. There are 4 sounds and to Quinn the mother’s heartbeat is “weird,” even though I explained before she was born that she loved the sound of my heartbeat! The rain and white noise sounds are pretty real, too.
Quinn’s story was told by a local reporter and in the final editing you can hear her say on tape, “Where’s my sheep!” Sheepy went into surgery with Quinn (mask and cap, of course) and was there at her head when she was in recovery. I tweeted a picture of her, just an hour after surgery. Sheepy has been a part of our lives since, sleeping with Quinn every night, makes all overnight road trips and has been to a number of clinic visits where she has her labs drawn. It’s extremely soft and has a little texture. I don’t think we’ve changed the batteries that came with it, I guess in part to the automatic shut off timer.
The Therapy Shoppe loved that Quinnlin loves Sophia/Sheepy and wanted to share one with our community. We bet your child (or secretly, you) would love to snuggle up your own Sleep Sheep. To thank them we gave them a blog ad.
To have a chance to win your own Sheepy, you need to be a member (so register if you haven’t) and then leave a comment here about a dream, good or bad, from you or your child. It doesn’t have to be long, either. We’ll do a randomizer drawing again. If I were going to enter, I’d just say, “When Quinn was four she had a dream about scary flying monkeys and still remembers it.” But for you folks and the purpose of finishing a funny story, I’ll add that two weeks later her aunt gave her a book about monkeys and Quinn thought that was very mean. Said aunt did NOT know about the scary monkeys dream and we still laugh about it today. And we still have the book, titled Naughty Monkeys!
You have until Friday, May 14, 2010 at 5:00CST to register for our site and then comment for a chance to win.
If you don’t win, don’t worry, you can own your own Sheepy for what I think is worth way more than $25.99 plus shipping. But spend some time on their site…they have some cool stuff. Especially for my anxiety-ridden boy the fidgets (calming toys) came in handy for school.
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