How Many Times Do They ALL Win Something?


Anna riding the prize

A couple of weekends ago we decided to stop by Crossroads Mall food court for dinner. After we ate we wandered up to the little carousel so the kids could have a couple of rides before we headed home.

The store right in front of the carousel is a unique children’s store that we have always liked to browse through, but have had many discussions about how the service was very poor and the salespeople always seemed like they didn’t want to be there.

We were very happy to see that that owner’s had changed, it had undergone remodeling and it was now called Common Folk, Co. (They also have a home store, which is shown on their website)

They had a grand opening sign and balloons and free cupcakes and little gift bags for kids so we decided to go browse through the store.


We found these cute little shoes for Kai that are made by a company called See Kai Run. The owner’s helped us find the right size and we chatted with them for a bit while the kids played in the toy section.

As we were about to leave a bell sounded and someone yelled for everyone to get on a paper number on the floor. They called out several numbers and Anna ended up winning a Corolle Poupette doll and the owner slipped Lincoln a Speed Racer when he saw the disappointed look on his face that he hadn’t won anything.

As we were waving and leaving the store the owner called out, “be sure to sign up for our drawing in the hall!”

I walked by a roped off area and saw they were giving away a Red Flyer tricycle and a John Deere tractor and trailer with pedals. I quickly filled out a card for each of the kids and we headed home.

A couple of days later we got a phone call that Luca had won the tractor. The kids were jumping up and down with excitement! We had already explained that if we happened to win something it would be shared by all of them, but I was happy to tell Luca it was her name they had drawn because she had not won anything the night we were at the store.

We went back up that night and picked up the tractor and the kids have been riding around the culdesac ever since.

The $30 I was feeling guilty about spending on a pair of baby shoes definitely paid off for us that time!

Everyone was very friendly and helpful and we love the unique lesser known products that they carry. Even if our kids had not won any of the prizes that they did we would still go back!


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