There has been a slew of contest and drawings to enter this summer, which is great for those of us hoping to win a vacation or tickets to a show we might not be able to afford otherwise. Usually, these packages are for four people though, which means that if my family of five wins anything, either we pay more for the extra person or someone has to stay behind. If it isn’t possible to add another person– How do you make that decision? Now, most of us know that we aren’t going to win every contest that we enter, so we just don’t think about that problem…until you win.
Guess what? I won 4 tickets to see the Wiggles show in Allen on July 8th. Which happened to be my wedding anniversary and the Friday before my twins 4th birthday. Oh, and the show was a special Happy Birthday celebration of the Wiggles Anniversary. So who went to the show? Luckily, both of the kids’ grandmas had come into town on that Thursday and my 7 year old decided he would rather go out to dinner with just his grandmas. So my husband and I got to go and celebrate the twins birthday a little bit at the show, which was a great experience.
It got me thinking about the prejudice involved in contests, theme parks, pretty much anywhere that deals with groups. How do you keep anyone from being left out while still having a family outing?