I was lucky to be pregnant with one of my best friends. During the summer of 2008, me, Cass, and our baby bellies would meet for lunches of french fries and deli pickles with ice cream chasers. We’d complain about our swollen feet (couldn’t have been the salt in our diets), float in freezing cold pools that were never quite cold enough, and pass bottles of Tums back and forth while watching TV. Our daughters were born exactly four-weeks apart and we have continued our journey together through every milestone; breastfeeding, potty training, and just this week, their very first day of preschool.
Cass heard about the Ruckus Back-to-School sale and sent me this email yesterday that I thought was just perfect to feature on the Ruckus blog. A personal story of a Mom that sees the joy Ruckus apps can bring to a preschooler, not to mention the peace of mind they can bring to parents, was just what I needed to see. She agreed to let me post it here. I’d love to read more stories like this! If you have one to share, please either post it in the comments or email me at email@example.com. Testimonials are a marketers’ best medicine and motivation!
Oh, the wonders of preschool starting. We’re three days into our new routine and I ran straight into an unexpected success.
6:35pm happens at my house and it’s all crazed up in here. Dinner is finished and though we’ve only been home a few hours… the toys…they are everywhere (as I type this there is baby doll highchair stuffed with bananas to my left. In my office. I guess I didn’t shut the door) and Lexi has reached her limit of people interaction.
On Tuesday, I noticed a beautiful sunset outside and decided that what everyone needed was a little time in the stroller. I strapped Lexi in and passed her the iPad. She was focused and settled on a game, I was taking deep breaths, Mandy the dog was enjoying the start of a delightful late summer night.
As we walked through the neighborhood, we found a stride: Lexi screaming “I gonna poke you” (her favorite personal commentary when asked to Spot the Dot), me reaching down to give her a high five and taking it all in….three years ago she was swaddled, tonight she’s spotting the dot – it blows my mind.
Lexi has enjoyed Spot the Dot and all of the storybooks (A Present for Milo is a favorite too) and for the price I just went ahead and bought the ones we didn’t have yet. I figure I’ll load a couple on this weekend before we hit the road for the long weekend and I’ll hold a couple back so they’re fresh later in the month.
The Ruckus Back-to-School sale is on through Labor Day. While you’re busy scooping up the last of the dollar glue sticks and the value pack of crayons check it out. Already bought your apps? Share your photos and your stories on our Facebook page!