Sunday, June 14, 2009
Ficklets-Review & Giveaway
This past year my 7 year old found out she needed to wear glasses. At first, she was a bit excited. Then, the excitement wore off and she began forgetting them at home, leaving them in her backpack, etc... the excuses NOT to have them on just kept coming.
After several really bad headaches, I sat down and asked her what was up. Seems some kids are not that nice to other kids who wear glasses. (Geez, who'd have thought that was still going on?) I advised her to pay no attention to the others, even though it wouldn't be easy at times. And I told her she may even grow out of her need for glasses in the future, or get contacts later on in life. But that for right NOW, she needed to wear her glasses all the time so that her eyes could get strong and she could see better without having terrible headaches at the end of the day.
I have to admit, her glasses/frames are cute and she does look good in them. But, being a kid-it's also important to her what other kids think too. One day I was visiting another blog and happened to see a review on Ficklets and I was amazed at the cute little charms they had for glasses. Ficklets come in a variety of shapes and colors-and they are not just for kids either-they have a few designs that even can jazz up adult glasses too!
We got Deja a few pairs of Ficklets and immediately she went from being "Four Eyes" to being stylish. Deja has a few pairs of Ficklets now, and I plan on getting her more once I return to work. She is able to put them on her own glasses easily enough, and enjoys changing the designs often. With all the colors offered, some days she will choose her Ficklets based on what she is wearing that day-and match her Ficklets with her outfit.
The first time we wore them to the specialist's office the Assistant and the Doctor both asked where I had gotten her Ficklets because they had never seen anything like them, and thought more parents should know about these cute little eyeglass charms. I agree, since I think these would be excellent items to stock at the eye doctors office so when your child is getting glasses they can also pick out some cute charms to go along with their glasses.
Do they stay on? Absolutely! This was actually one of my concerns when I got the Ficklets. But they attach easily with very tiny elastic circles and in Deja's case, have only fallen out twice since she has had them. Both times she was engaging in some very rough horseplay with Daddy, and they got knocked off her frames. So since this is not something that happens every day, I can say that these will stay on without any problems with normal use.
Ros over at Ficklets has offered a giveaway for my readers! He has offered TWO winners TWO sets of Ficklets of their choice! Now, how cool is that?
Giveaway starts 6-14-09 and ends 6-30-09 at 11:59 PM EST--- US ONLY PLEASE Please leave a way to contact you via blog profile or put your email contact in your comment. I will email winners and they will have 72 hours to respond before I will choose another winner. (with summer vacations going on, I want to be sure to give you several days to get back to me)
For the first, mandatory entry you must head over to Ficklets and tell me what two sets would be your pick!
OPTIONAL ENTRIES: (you must leave a separate comment for each) if you already do these things, leave a comment letting me know!
+1 for following me on Blogger
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+2 for sending out a tweet about this giveaway & leaving link in your comment
+3 for blogging about it and leaving me a link in your comment
so there is a chance to get 10 entries if you do everything! Good luck!