And here's what my boys were the most excited about.......
Yep, that's right --- the cardboard shipping box! They spent about 15 seconds oooohing and aaaaahing over the Pirates of the Carribean Pinball machine and have been decorating and building with the cardboard box for at least 15 minutes already. Maybe for Hanukkah, I'll save some money and make them happy by giving them balled-up tin foil each night!!!! It works for the cats - maybe it'll work for them!
So, the moral of this story, folks, is of course "don't get your hopes up"!!!! I was really really really hoping there would be an HDTV in the box! The pinball machine is pretty cool and the boys will love it (after they tire of the cardboard box), but I was really hoping for the HDTV! The funny thing is, this contest was sponsored by Disney for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest -- that's not even the most recent movie! The contest ended back in JANUARY! They just sent my prize now, 7 months later!
I'm not upset, because this gives me hope that maybe one of these times, I'll win the BIG prize! I won second prize in this contest, so statistically, I was pretty darn close to the grand prize. Remember - you can't win if you don't enter!