My wife mentioned the other day that we needed a new doormat outside our front door. Ours has worn to the point that the middle part of the world “WELCOME!” has completely disappeared, leaving only “WE…E!” to greet visitors. I guess “Wee!” isn’t so bad, though, considering every day in our house is truly an adventure.
If I had my way, I’d buy the watermelon doormat pictured above. But I don’t have my way, so I’ll have to live vicariously through my readers by giving the doormat away as this month’s prize.
I believe a doormat should reflect the passions and personality of the people inside the home. A doormat also says a lot about the home’s residents and, as a visitor, those kind of clues are important. For example, the doormat we had before our current “Wee!” doormat said “Wipe Your Paws.” That tells people that we have a dog that can read.
A watermelon doormat says to visitors, “Hey there! I’m a juicy slice of watermelon! The owners of this home enjoy me and have a zest for life and all the crazy, unpredictable things that come with it! They also have great taste in produce and enjoy refreshing and healthy snacks loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene! By the way, I like your shoes! Are those suede? Go ahead and knock, I’m pretty sure they’re home! Have a great day!”
It’ll say something like that, at least. I’ll choose one comment from all the comments left on the blog this month to receive this very welcoming prize. Good luck!