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Where Do Babies Come From–Disneyland Style

I’d like to take you back in time to when you were a young child–or perhaps you’ve recently had this conversation with your own young child–when the question of “Where do babies come from?” came up. Too young to actually understand the mechanics of human reproduction, you (or your parent) say, “Well Honey, when two people love each other very much, their love makes a little baby…”

So, dear readers, when a Mommy with a quest to do everything at Disneyland gets together with a fabulously-successful blog about said quest, their love makes a little pair of mouse ears. Mouse ears that can be yours!

It’s not too late to enter our GIVEAWAY. The more friends you tell, the more entries you get!


Do I love my followers? I do!!! And maybe it’s the glass of wine speaking, but I’d like more wine. Or maybe it’s that I’m high on Peeps (thanks Mom!), but I’m feeling the love tonight and I want to share it with you.

The love, not the Peeps or wine. Because both are gone. Sorry.

Anyway, I want to give you a present. Yes, YOU! Well, only one of you. But it could be you!

Long ago I announced that I would give a pair of mouse ears to a Facebook follower once I reaching 125 followers. Sad to say that I kinda forgot about it, but I promise not to flake this time. Really. I promise.

And not only a set of mouse ears–I will personally give you TWO sets of mouse ears. That’s right–TWO! One for you and one for that other person you want to impress. I don’t mind if you say “I paid someone to go to Disneyland to buy these mouse ears for you because I love you and will you marry me?” I mean, if you don’t want to disclose that you got the ears for free, who am I to judge? And I hope you have a lovely wedding.

PLUS! I will actually wait for the cast members to embroider your name on the back. Life was so much simpler, and faster, when the cast members did their own hat writing (did you know that the hat writing sewing machines only went in two directions? Down and to the side? Hat writing cast members had to learn how to write names both inside-out and backwards while shoving the hat through the machine. Now it’s all pre-programmed, which is a bit on the lame side. But anyway…).

The good news is that there are more than one way to enter. That’s right! It’s like getting two lottery tickets for the price of one, but even better is that the price of one is free. Incidentally, if you already have mouse ears, you can get them for your friends or anyone else you want to impress. Talk about a great 4th of July gift.

ANYway, here’s how it goes. I’m going to count up the comments here, so if you don’t leave a comment on this thread, it doesn’t count. Comment link is in the upper right-hand corner of the post. Here’s the ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite MYWTM post to date

2) Like me on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you did so. If you’re already one of my Facebook friends, just leave me a comment saying that you are.

3) Convince a friend to visit this blog. When they leave a comment, they can name themselves AND you and you’re both entered in the drawing. Some sample conversation starters: “Hi–let me tell you about this awesome blog I follow–My Year With The Mouse.” or “Hey baby, what’s your sign? Have you heard about this blog, My Year With The Mouse?” or  “Do you come here often? You should read this blog, My Year With The Mouse, so I can win some free mouse ears. And also, can I buy you a drink?” or  “OMG, that outfit is so adorable and it totally makes your butt look small! Leave a comment on My Year With The Mouse so I can win free stuff.” Feel free to vary according to relationship and/or circumstance. Your mileage may vary.

4) Convince a friend to Like me on Facebook and have them leave a comment with both their name and yours. It’s kind of like #3 but with that vital social media outlet tie-in.

I mean really, at the end of the day, don’t we all want to be Liked? I think it’s no coincidence that Facebook used the word Like to denote association with other people including your mom’s cousin’s sister’s dog’s former owner who totally want to hear about the distinct minutae of your life.

Contest is open until midnight Pacific time on Monday, May 2nd. Remember–the more people you can bully/intimidate/convince to read the blog and like me on Facebook, the higher your chances are of winning!

You may already be a winner! If you already entered. Although unfortunately, I’m not going to show up on your doorstep with a bunch of balloons and a ridiculously giant oversized check you will never be able to actually cash. Also, Ed McMahon will not be announcing the winner. I hope you can live with that.

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