Today. A love story.
One so deep and heart felt you may cry.
One so emotional and amazing you may gasp.
One so hokey and corny you may laugh like a silly middle school boy does at potty humor.
Yes, today… is the story of my one true love.
My electric blanket.
This story will come as no surprise to most of you. I’ve declared my undying love for my electric blanket for a long time on Twitter – @imalazymom – and on facebook.
It all started well over a year ago. Christmas 2009 to be exact. I had asked and asked and asked for an electric blanket for Christmas. Silly, I know. But this Texas girl was tired of being cold in the frigid northern air.
I needed warmth.
I needed security.
I needed a remote controlled heating blanket with 10 settings and auto-off after 10 hours.
And Lazy Dad heard me. It was a true Christmas miracle.
For tucked under the bright shiny Christmas tree, a new electric blanket was just waiting for me. I could hardly wait.
Christmas day my deep love for my electric blanket began. I’ve been wrapped in it’s warm embrace ever since. I love it so much I even take it with me when I travel.
Well, except that one time I didn’t pack it when we went to Wisconsin. It was a MAJOR tragedy. One my electric blanket and I had to really heal from, but don’t worry, we’re okay now.
This last Christmas I mentioned to Lazy Dad that I’d like to get another electric blanket. A cute little baby throw blanket to hold in my lap when we’re in the family room. He thought the idea was preposterous.
I told him it would be a joy to have another little electric blanket in the house. Someone to snuggle with. Someone to warm our old frigid hearts. But he just laughed at the idea.
The big meanie.
Then yesterday. An amazing thing happened.
Yes, yesterday I saw the most amazing sight at Walmart. A whole display of electric blankets just sitting there. Staring at me. On clearance.
All those sweet little electric blankets needing a good home. Needing someone to love them and plug them in and hold them.
That’s when I knew I had to do it. I had to rescue them. But even though they were marked down to only $19 I could only rescue one. My heart was torn! How do I choose only one?! They ALL needed a home.
So I let out a scream that reverberated across the aisles of Walmart, “Noooooooooo!”
Okay, not really.
I get carried away sometimes.
Anywho, I chose one. And it hurt. It hurt not to take them all.
So here’s my plea… my plea to your fellow mom-hearts… help these electric blankets find a home. They need you as much as you need them. AND they are only $19 at my Walmart. AND these electric blankets all come from a good home — Sunbeam (aka: they are the good working electric blankets).
So go do it. Do it for humanity’s sake…
…or something like that.
What? You aren’t sold yet?
Then it’s time for the big guns.
Look… isn’t she so cute?
Plus, according to her box, she’s now (up to) 19% warmer. How can you NOT be sold on that feature alone?!
And to encourage your adoptive hearts I thought I’d share a few pictures of my newest little electric blanket at home…
Here I am showing her some love…
Here I am holding her hand for the first time…
Here I am telling her who’s boss…. (gotta lay those boundaries soon in life)
And here I am playing a game of peek-a-boo with her….
Now I ask you, after seeing that adorable display of adorableness *ahem* how can you not want one of your own?
I’ll trust you all to go and do the right thing.
Oh, and to sweeten the deal a little, I thought I’d let you know that after Lazy Dad saw how cute and cuddly she is, he suggested I rescue another one… just for one of you!
So who’d like to WIN a sweet, new, adorably warm electric blanket to love and cherish in your very own home? Hmmm?
Just leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner in a few days.
We won’t do this giveaway like I usually do. Besides, Sunbeam, Walmart and I have no relationship whatsoever. Nobody sponsored this adoptive post, I just did it out of the goodness of my heart. Because I love my electric blanket and want you to know the joy of loving one too. It’s just so fulfilling.
So leave a comment for a chance to win!
Oh, and in case you are wondering, I’m not on any medications.
I’m completely normal.
Most of the time.
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