Sometimes Mommy Bloggers get free stuff. Usually they’re really big Mommy Bloggers, like Dooce, who once tweeted about her brand new clothes washer breaking down, and Maytag sent a repairman to fix it, just like that.
Recently, Jen, the sarcastress behind People I Want to Punch in the Throat, blogged about how much she wanted a minivan, and poof! Honda sent her an Odyssey to try out.
It occurred to me, after I read about the minivan miracle, that blogging is kind of like praying. You say what you want, and if you have a big enough readership, your prayer is answered!
I’m not a Mega Mommy Blogger like Dooce and Jen, but I’m no slouch either. So I’ve decided to try an experiment. I’m just going to put it out there.
Are you there, Nordstrom? It’s me, Pauline. I would really love a gift certificate. Not for me, but for my kids. I have a problem with them. They grow out of their clothes. I also have a problem with their dad. He doesn’t pay child support.
Sometimes I’m actually kind of glad he doesn’t pay child support, because it was such a drag groveling for it every month. Other times, like when the kids have to go to the doctor, or get tutored, or eat, child support would come in handy.
My daughter Franny is sprouting seemingly over night. She’s ten and will start Cotillion — dancing school — in the fall, and will need new dresses. Fancy ones. Six, to be exact. I’m sure you know how much six fancy dresses cost.
My son Luca will be fifteen in July. He grows too! He prefers long shorts, polo shirts, and squeaky-clean sneakers.
I love you, Nordstrom. You have the best selection of kids’ clothes plus you have those super friendly salespeople who walk around the counter to hand us customers our shopping bags, like we’re someone rich and famous.
So I would really love it if some angel over at Nordstrom would send a gift certificate my way. To firstname.lastname@example.org, to be precise. In return, I would take pictures of my kids — cropped, since I don’t show their faces — in their Nordstrom’s finest, and post them on my blog. I would be forever grateful, and would tweet your praises to my to-date 1260 twitter followers. Just think of all the Mommy hearts you would win over.
Especially mine. Amen.