How important is my vacuum? Let me count the ways

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A Dyson vacuum (that I do not own).

When you have kids that are as messy as mine (and you do, right?), a vacuum is a mommy's best friend. I know that may sound sort of sad and pathetic, but it is absolutely true (says the crazy vacuum-obsessed lady).

When your floor is constantly strewn with crushed goldfish crackers, dried mud and grass from dirty shoes and ground up crayon pieces, an easy-to-use, durable vacuum makes keeping the house "clean" a whole lot easier.

On bad days, I just leave my vacuum in the corner of the kitchen until the kids go to bed. Otherwise, I am just constantly back and forth to the closet to get it out  . . . again . . . and again.

As an avid vacuum-lover, I was thrilled to be invited to the Dyson Domestic Engineer blogger event this Friday at the Dyson headquarters right here in Chicago. We are going to get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a Dyson engineer. Then, we are going to be brainstorming, building, and putting our machines to the test.

Plus, I get to hang out with some of Chicago's very best and most interesting bloggers. And eat a lunch that consists of something other than left-over, rejected crusts from my three year-old's peanut butter and jelly.

I am not going to lie -- I am pretty darn excited about the whole thing.
If there are any other vacuum-obsessed folks out there who have questions or thoughts that they want me to pass along to the people at Dyson, leave a comment and let me know.

Personally, I would love to see some sort of pint-sized vacuum that I could harness to my messy toddler as he wanders through the house leaving half-chewed Cheerios and other debris in his wake. It would be sort of like a pull-toy, only with suction action. Not a bad idea, right? I'll let you know what the Dyson people have to say about it.


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  • Check out the dyson animal and see what you think! Does it really pick up all the dog hair?

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