A few months ago, I was in a department store with Max, getting him some clothes. Max had been right by my side but all of a sudden, he wasn't. "Max," I said, looking around. No Max. "MAX!" I said as I started walking, my heart beating faster. "MAX! MAX! MAX!" Then I spotted the back of his head, ran over and hugged him tight.
It all happened within ten seconds but it was a really terrifying ten seconds. That night, I had a bad dream about Max being swallowed up by one of the racks in the store.
Not long afterward, I found out about Road ID. It's a company that makes identification bracelets for runners, who can wear them in case of an accident where they're unable to speak.
Wow, I thought. Perfect for Max. The company let me try out a couple for him and Sabrina, too.
I got them each a fabric Wrist ID Sport ($19.99)...
...and a rubberized Wrist ID Elite ($29.99). Both have laser-engraved, stainless-steel bands. Max wanted purple, of course...
...and Sabrina got green. I easily adjusted them to fit the kids' wrists.
I think they are pretty awesome for all children, but especially for ones with communication issues. Max and Sabrina just think they're cute and are happy to wear them out when we're at a big event.
I'd like to get one for Dave that says, "If found wandering aimlessly around Best Buy, please return to family."
The Road ID people are offering three of you a free personalized bracelet for your kid, in any color of either style. Just leave a comment below mentioning what color your child is most loving now. I'll randomly pick three winners, announce them here, then send you the checkout code that's good for one ID plus shipping and handling.
This giveaway is open until Tuesday October 12, 11:59 EST.
UPDATE: The winners are Stimey, Kristina (the first one!), and Christine Harling. I hope you and your kids get good use out of these...and that you'll never actually need to put one to the test.