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Thursday, December 17, 2009

GIANT microbes Review and Giveaway  

I was going to sit down and write out the review
I did for GIANT microbes but I seem to have developed
a problem. Andrew won't stop picking at the pimple, John
has the stomach ache, Rowan has the Flu in her mouth
and Boo ran off with a white blood cell! Now what do I
do? Does it sound like we are candidates for the Swine
Flu? Nawwww, Everyone is just having a blast with the
Stuffed animals shaped like Microbes I got from a company
called GIANT Microbes.

When I first heard from them I could not stop laughing, in
fact I told them via email that I couldn't help it but I had
been cracking up all day when I saw the site for their company.
I mean really, we all know or might even be, one of those people
with a stuffed animal collection on their bed. Brown Bear from
when I was five shares a pillow with floppy Bunny from Easter
of "76". Some people have so many stuffed animals on their beds
it is hard to find room to sleep at night. Almost everyone has
at least one hanging around somewhere that they clung to
as a child. Now imagine all those Bears, Bunnies, Puppies
and Rag Dolls as Germs? Are you laughing? I couldn't stop!
My first thought was "Who came up with these crazy things?"
then I sorta warmed up to them, then I wondered "Who would
give their child a Toxic Mold for their Birthday?" Then I started
cracking up again.

After a few hours of laughing I was talking to John and
trying to explain to him the review I was going to do. He started
wondering the same questions I did. I listened to him ramble
the same way my thoughts did only an hour ago and I started to
tell him reasons they could be useful. I don't know where it came
from but suddenly all sorts of ideas popped into my head.
Now let's take the obvious, they are funny. Hilarious funny.
It's like when someone is trying to explain a bowl movement
and the use the words Doo Doo, you can't help but to laugh.
All of a sudden you are six again pointing and giggling and exclaiming
"he said Doo Doo," until you have laughed so hard you can't catch
your breath. These remind me of those for every time I walk by them
I start to giggle like a kid. Then there is also the Educational
value. Face it, life is so much more simple to explain when
you have a visual aid. If just verbally explaining something did
the trick the phrase " I guess you had to be there and see it,"
never would have came into play. When Andrew was in ( don't
quote me for I could be off a year either way) the third grade
they use to do science projects in class like draw an Amoeba,
or single celled organism or observe the mold grow and draw
your findings. The point is most of what they were doing at
that age was visual. I can imagine how much easier it would
be for a teacher to have these little guys for the class room.
"Johny pass the E-Coli back to Susie so you can take
the Penicillin.
"Okay boys and girls, what one of these Germs is not like the
"If I had 4 Mad Cows and 2 Pimples and gave Janie 1 of each,
how many would I have left?"
I think these guys would make learning fun! Seriously, I know
I joke a lot but I grew up with a teacher and home schooled
Andrew for a while and there is nothing like something kids
can put their hands on to make a lesson stick. It could also
be used in Health Class when they get to High School. I might
have paid attention when Mrs. Cook Explained why safe sex
was so important if she was wagging a stuffed Herpes in my
face! Sure, teenagers would laugh and find it funny just like
I did but the next time they find themselves in a position where
they need to make a choice I am sure those little stuffed
guys will be wandering through their minds and with any
luck they will run home or at the very least use protection.
And while we are on the subject of protection these
would also be perfect to take the edge off that uncomfortable
talk we all have to have with our children. I took Andrew for
a walk with the dog to do my explaining and the only visual
aid I had is most likely still in his wallet, ( fingers crossed on
that!) but let me tell you even in an open and honest family
like ours is was very hard to break the ice. I think if I had
Senior Sperm and Madam Egg I might have not only had
an easier time breaking the ice we both might have
found some humor in the whole thing. Here is a tip, if
your kids laugh with you instead of at you, you at least have
their attention and that is half the battle!

Another thing I was having fun with was it would be a
great gift for friends that are ill. Not seriously ill, unless
they have very dry humor, but a friend that is laid up for
a while with the Flu or Pneumonia. Take them some of
GIANT microbes mini microbes instead of a gift card
and let the laughter begin. Isn't it the best medicine?
There are just so many things you could do with these
little guys or the GIANT ones that I could go on and on.
I am pretty sure any of you with half a sense of humor
already have your own ideas, they are pretty darn funny!
I was thinking of getting the Nerve one and next time
John is driving me nuts toss it at him and let him know
that is the last one and it isn't looking so hot!
GIANT microbes wants you guys to join in on the
fun too and is letting one of my readers pick out
one for themselves. GO crazy, and play with some
Toxic Mold, you only live once! The contest starts
Today, December 17th and runs to midnight on
January 19th!
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.

GIANT microbes

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