This might shock the pants off some of you (ok most of you) but I was considered pretty smart back then, tested into the GT program with no problems. To go right along with that I had me a rockin’ pair of these
Here, in Colorado I did not want to be that Girl – the Geek. I mean seriously, third grade – I was ready to be COOL – Because I so knew what that meant and being able to see definitely was not part of the definition.
I went to great lengths to not wear my
As you can imagine that was FANTASTICALLY COOL – because now my teachers would ask me constantly “Terra, where are your glasses”, “Terra go get your glasses” thus drawing even more attention to the capital G on my face!
It got so bad that I was finally summoned to visit the school counselor (how “cool” was that?) can you say HUMILIATING? Well, it didn’t help much, I think I wore my glasses more after that but I was still so not cool! It was me, sporting my
Fast Forward to the new millennium…
A few months ago I saw an ad for these things called Ficklets.
Last week, however, my neighbor let me know that her youngest daughter just got glasses, her oldest already has them. We were emailing each other and this is how it went…
Paige: “Heather just got her new glasses”
Terra: “Ficklets, get some Ficklets”
A couple hours later
Paige: “I just ordered Ficklets”
Again, I was totally impressed by this product and decided to send the company an email and tell them so. I didn’t really expect to ever hear from them I just wanted them to know how much I liked their product concept.
I told them they were not just a fashion accessory but quite possibly a “self esteem saver” as well and that I was planning on telling "my story" on my blog...Knowing quite well that even Ficklets may not have been able to save my glasses!
The next day I had a wonderful email in my inbox and a new follower on Twitter. It was Ros – the founder of Ficklets! We have tossed a few emails back and forth and I am even more impressed with this company than I was before!
Ros offered me TWO sets of Ficklets to give away on my blog and sent me some samples! I am quite honestly bubbling over with excitement! To get to share these with another family makes me really happy! And of course I am secretly hoping they brighten the outlook of some sweet little kids with
I will run the contest till Friday at Midnight and I hope you enter! All you need to do is leave a comment. Extra entry if you Tweet it and come back to leave a second comment telling me so!
Help me spread the word for this founder and what I consider to be a wonderful product for kids.
Even if you don’t have a child in glasses – you might someday or I am sure you know someone that does! Put a smile on their face – get them some Ficklets! They have hundreds to chose from these are a couple of my favorites:
PS - if your still with me - I think these would be great in an Easter Basket!!!
**And the winners are: - Random.org gave me numbers 21 and 7 after eliminating the 3 comments that didn't count or didn't want to be counted the winners are The Fritz Facts and Billie! Way to go ladies! Now send me an email with your address so I can pass it on to Ficklets and you get your goodies!**