By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 at 8:12 am in Contest.
TODAY’S THE LAST DAY TO ENTER! Read on…
Happy new year! And may we take this moment to share? Don’t know about you folks, but our deepest, darkest fear as parents was never that our golden offspring would grow up to be Unabombers, pantyless celebutantes or anything ghastly like that.
No, our anxieties were much more realistic. We worried that we’d lose the family calendar, and utter chaos would ensue. We’d skip ballet, forget soccer cleats, and be birthday party no-shows. Other parents would call us “flakes.” And cupcakes, classroom volunteer gigs and everything else we’d meticulously recorded in our beloved, multi-columned Busy Body Family Calendar? So not happening.
Here’s the deep, dark, terrible part, though: it sounded absolutely wonderful. No commitments. No homework harangues. Just hanging out at home, playing with Legos and coloring pictures. So tempting…
So this year’s New Year’s Resolution is to not lose the family calendar, much as we’d like to … and to make sure we leave some of those days peacefully blank. And we think that’s a resolution you might share. So, we’re giving away a peaceful, blank calendar – a desk-sized 3M Post-It Weekly Planner – and all you have to do is click “comments” (we’ll draw a winning name Monday night – Jan. 7) and tell us, do you play hooky with your kids? And if so, how do you spend that gorgeous, stolen day?