Back When I Was A Kid...

Back When I Was A Kid...

Back When I Was A Kid...

 

Well, like I mentioned a few posts ago, I just got back from visiting my parents in Ohio.  I love visiting Ohio in the summer…it’s soooo pretty with all the green grass and trees everywhere.  Never been to Ohio?  Just check out the picture I took of my parents’ backyard…seeing is believing!

Anyway, the real reason I snapped this photo is because it shows my parents’ Lifetime 4-person picnic table in such a picturesque setting.  I gave the table to my Dad about five years ago… for Father’s Day, I think. My parents love it!  (Ahhh, for once I found the perfect gift!)  It’s the ideal size to provide a little eating area/seating by their pond and it requires no maintenance.  In the winter, Dad can easily just fold it up and hang it on the wall down in the barn. 

As I slid the Lifetime picnic table under the shade tree one day for the kids to eat lunch, I couldn’t help but wish we had that picnic table back when I was in high school and had to mow the yard. Ok, sounds silly, I know.  But, back then we used to have a wooden A-frame picnic table about the same size as a Lifetime 4-person picnic table.  Even though the wood table was small in size, it weighed a TON!  (Ok, slight exaggeration.  But, honestly, I could barely lift one end by myself.)  When I was mowing the yard, I would have to hop off the mower and pull the picnic table out of the way. Then a few laps later, I would have to hop off and drag it back again.  If I managed not to smash my toes, the four wooden picnic table feet/legs would just stick in the grass and most times I would end up making “skid” marks where the feet/legs literally tore out the grass.  Man, being able to simply slide the Lifetime picnic table with one hand would have made things so much easier!  Oh well, I guess I can make it my “When I was a kid, I had it so rough…” story for my kids and grandkids!

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Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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