Ed: Congrats Jenn, you’ve won the family pass! I’ll be in touch shortly!
At least it is in our house.
When B.G. was born, we were determined not to surround her with girly-girl toys or dress her in pink from head to toe every day. I remember coming home with a big yellow Tonka truck when she was about one and proudly placing it in front her, thinking that it was sure to be her new favorite toy.
That truck and many others like it sat on a shelf collecting dust until Bonhomme discovered them. He hasn’t stopped playing with them since.
Not to say that little girls never like trucks,or that boys don’t play with dolls. But I can say from personal experience that there really do seem to be some innate differences between boys and girls that no amount of nurture can overshadow. B.G. loves to wear dresses, her favorite colors are pink and purple, and she’d rather play with Polly Pockets than toy trucks any day of the week. After playing with his trucks, Bonhomme’s second favorite pastime is playing ball. I have yet to find out how long it would take him to get tired of either, because I always get distracted before he does.
When I heard about mothercraft Ottawa’s Touch-A-Truck event, I knew it was something that Bonhomme would love. Touch-A-Truck will take place on Sunday, May 29th in the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre parking lot from 10 am to 3 pm. All kinds of big trucks and specialty vehicles will be on hand for inspection by curious boys and curious girls alike! I’m hoping to bring both kids - I think they’ll both get a kick out seeing the big trucks up close, and I expect that Bonhomme will be pretty much beside himself, especially if there are sirens! (I’m told there will be sirens :)
The cost of the event is $5 per person to a maximum of $20 per family, and all proceeds support mothercraft Ottawa’s wonderful programs. And in the spirit of what I’m now calling May: Month of Contests, I’ve got a family pass to give away!
If you’d like to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to win the pass. Comments will close on Monday, May 16th at 7pm and I’ll contact the winner by email. Please leave an email address that you check frequently – if I don’t hear back from the winner by Tuesday at noon, I’ll have to move on to someone else.
Good luck and happy trucking!