Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beemster Cheese

Every time we travel, the kiddos pack their own carry-on luggage. Toys, books, candy, and most importantly their stuffed animals. We have been to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico without EVER loosing anything. My children treasure their stuffed animals. They sleep with a dozen each night and choosing JUST ONE to take on a vacation is extremely hard to do.

Jay picked "Blue Mousie" as his friend to accompany him to Mexico this last January.

We lost "Blue Mousie" in Mexico. I lost him.

Knowing very well that my overly sensitive first born child would cry and try to return to Mexico for "Blue Mousie." I told him that he died. "He is in heaven swimming in pools of swiss cheese." I lied to my son.

Jay was happy knowing that "Blue Mousie" was in heaven. He was comforted with the idea of his mouse in peaceful heaven. Except for, he kept thinking about him. He kept wondering about him. He was really sad that "Blue Mousie" wasn't able to accompany him to "Pajama Day" at his pre-K during "P" week. "I wish that Blue Mousie was just alive to come with me, Mama."

My husband, unbeknownst to me, e-mailed the cheese company BEEMSTER (the manufacturers of blue mousie and cheese) and told them of our troubles.

BEEMSTER, responded immediately. There were only FOUR "Blue Mousies" left in the United States of America and they would ship one to Ohio tomorrow.

Today. We got a package. One day before pajama day at pre-k.





Thank you BEEMSTER cheese for reincarnating "Blue Mousie." You have made one very special cheese lover very happy. We will serve BEEMSTER cheese at his birthday, graduation, and wedding.


Thank you Beemster, thank you! Now I have to discuss reincarnation with my preschoolers.

60classy comments:

Huckdoll said...

FIRST!!!!!!

Huckdoll said...

Okay, now that I've actually read the post after my spastic FIRST!...

I must say, SCORE! Wow, you guys have horse shoes up your bums! How nice of Beemster.

krissy said...

How incredibly sweet! That was a nice thing for the cheese company to do for you!

I love it....reincarnation! Have fun with that!

MamaWise said...

That is so awesome! I am so glad Jay has his mousie again! What a very nice thing for that company to do, and an even nicer thing for your husband to contact them and even ask about it :)

Melissa said...

Wow, that's pretty impressive. Looks like I'm going to have to go and buy some cheese!!

pb&j in a bowl said...

That's awesome for a company to do that for you. Good luck with the reincarnation thing.

nicki said...

Those Beemsters just got a whole lotta good advertising! How's their cheese?

I take it original Mousie wasn't in as good of shape as this one?

Janice said...

That is awesome.....

FUN-ky Mama said...

What a wonderful thing for that company to do! I've never heard of that brand, but if I ever see it I'll surely buy it. I'm so glad he got his Blue Mousie back, and good luck explaining reincarnation to the kiddos!

Queeny said...

Cool! Glad the company came through for you.

Rachel said...

That is absolutely hysterical!!
Damn. That was nice of them!!

Flea said...

WOW!!!! That's fantastic! And congratulations on the URL.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I am completely cracking up here. Where can I guy Beemster Cheese? I am willing to be very loyal to a company like that!

Jen

Irene said...

That is so cool! What a very cool company!

Smoochiefrog said...

How totally awesome of them! They should be thrilled to have great customers like ya'll.

Smart A$$ Mom said...

That is wonderful. We also had to accept that JoJo the monkey went back to the Jungles of SOuth AMerica to live out his life with his Mojo and cousin Coco...

Lisa said...

Jay's smile is one of true joy! What a great company to have done that. When I go to the grocery store today I'll have to check out the Beemster Cheese!

And good luck with the reincarnation talk....

Stephanie said...

how nice of that company! Isn't it great when you're reminded that there are actually nice people in the world!

GoMommy said...

That was so cool! Nice to hear about such a positive experience! I'm glad your son got his mouse back.
I'm still explaining heaven, can't imagine reincarnation!
You could always say he faked his own death because he owed some money to some cats and had to hide out in Mexico.

Carrie said...

How great of them! I'm glad they were able to make Jay happy.

Do you know if there is something funky with your new RSS feed? Every time I try to subscribe is just says "Classy Chaos Has Moved" has no items. I use Google Reader and don't want to miss any posts. I know I won't remember to click over to the actual blog all that often.

renatamic said...

what great customer service...any company that puts that smile on jay's face is tops to me!!! i am committed to eating beemster cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next year!!

and another gold star for Mr. OhMommy for his valiant efforts. yet again, he is superhusband.

Ashlee said...

That was really nice! Blue mice...who'd have thunk it?

Nap Warden said...

Very impressed with Beemster!

Crystal said...

Hilarious! Look at him with all the swag.

Kimmylyn said...

How sweet!!! And as others have said good luck on the reincarnation thing..

MommyTime said...

What a lovely company. Now I want to buy cheese from them too!

Kathryn said...

You are kidding!!! That is the best company ever! Wow! And just in time for school. Yeah!!!

suchsimplepleasures said...

that was awesome of that company!! they made a little guy, very happy and...also showed what a good company they are!!
good luck explaining reincarnation. that should go over very well!
xoxo

Wendi said...

Glad to see the dark cloud looming over the OHMommy house is gone. No more vomit and poop...on to Beemster cheese!

I have never heard of Beemster and would love to support a company like that! Where can I purchase some?

I think I will write Beemster and tell them about this post. Maybe you will receive free cheese for a year!!!

Kelly said...

That company rocks. So glad that blue mousie has returned.

Did you know that I triple heart cheese? No? Well, now ya do. I know you can die happy having that priceless bit of info.

Good luck with the reincarnation talk. I'm sure there is another blog post in that.

Mr Lady said...

Now you have to explain BREEDING to your preschoolers.

Aren't awesome companies awesome? I'm so glad they did the right thing.

Mommy Bits said...

OMG. That is awesome. First - it is hard when they are attached to an item. My son loves his pillow, but it is not a regular pillow and I have never seen another like it. My biggiest fear is that it goes the route of your blue mousie and we can't replace it.

I am so impressed with that company. I will def. be checking them out and will look for them next time I'm at Whole Foods! I love that they helped your son.

girlymom4 said...

That is such a cute story! My Little Belly loves her stuffed animals too! I just posted a pic of her with her favorite one on my blog today!

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

awwwww that was the coolest thing - ever!

that rocks!

and what an adorable pre - k-er you have there!

i love stuff like this....yummy warmy cozy feelings!


;-)

hope the fam is feeling MUCH better after the tummy stuff!!

a-licious xooxoxox
in da hizzzzzouse!

Steph said...

How wonderful!

Momo Fali said...

That's awesome!! Glad to see some people still care about customer service.

Rob said...

What a super cool thing for them to do! As long as we are doing re-incarnation you touch on karma too. Clearly blue mousie was a bad mousie or else he would have come back as something better! ;)

No emotional scaring there! Nope! :)

Miss said...

Wow that was really nice of them!

Maybe its just me, but your feed isnt working for the new site. :-(

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch said...

Oh my goodness!!! That's great!!

Smitty76 said...

I would just say that Blue Mousie made a new "baby blue mousie". Oh wait, then you'd have to explain reproduction...instead of reincarnation...LOL

Karen said...

I find that totally amazing. Four in the US?! And you scored one! Way to go, Daddy!

Good luck with the reincarnation talk.

Tara R. said...

What a cool thing for BEEMSTER to do! That is real customer service. NIce!

Kristen said...

That was awesome of OHMommy Hubby to even think of that. :-)

Good luck with the reincarnation. Maybe it could be a brother to Blue Mousie.

Hope we never loose one thing in this house. Good Lord!

girlymom said...

That is too funny~ I can't believe you were the lucky recipients to one of the last 4 in the US!! too cool. Good luck with your reincarnation lessons~ let me know how that goes so I can take notes!

zoeyjane said...

oh i am so doing this, the first time we lose a lovey of some sort. I guess that'll happen immediately after Isobel becomes attached to something.
Think you'll ever try another cheese again?

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Oh, I love a story with a happy ending! Just look at his little face, he looks so thrilled! Glad you were able to undo the early demise of blue mouse! What a nice company, too.

Lizzy

Jen said...

I don't even know what Beemster is, but I'm a huge fan now! That's amazing.

Amy said...

that's fantastic. i've never heard of beemster. you are great advertisement for them!

Phyl said...

I love your blog and have subscribed:). I am also gonna link to it from the "Places I Hop To" section of my site.

The Blue Mousie post is so precious! Your husband is a keeper:).

Amy said...

That is AWESOME!! I just love hearing stories like this!
Kathryn is so attached to her bear that unbeknowst to her we have a "SpareBear" which has saved my butt on numerous occassions.

Around The Funny Farm said...

Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

How wonderful of that company!

Now.. why did you move?

I've been contemplating a move too... but am not sure what I'm going to MOVE to...

:-) Beth

P.S. What side of Ohio are you in? I'm on the EAST side of the Ohio line!

Amy said...

Beemster Cheese is a great company. I wish they sold it in the Pacific Northwest, I would totally support them.
Have fun with the reincarnation talk.

chichimama said...

Awww.

And love the new digs!!!!

david mcmahon said...

Magic in that postal consignment!!

david mcmahon said...

Just keep that mouse away from the fat cats!

Manners & Moxie said...

That is so awesome! I'm a fan now too. :)

Jenni said...

I love hearing about companies that have hearts and not just bottom lines. But I hate cheese, so they won't get any business from me!

Jessica said...

Too cute! That was awesome that the Beemster mouse could return... Isn't reincarnation going to be fun to explain???

Kash said...

Awesome! Writing letters rule~

Susie said...

oh my gosh=====wow that is soooo cool! i am so glad for him!

 

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