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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Creepy Kid Next Door

So I'm one of those overprotective parents that won't let the kids leave our yard.  They are only 4 and 6 and I don't think they need to be roaming the neighborhood.  Apparently I'm the only one on the block that feels that way because every day there is a variety of children in the alleys, on the streets, etc.

Of course my daughter hates me for it and throws a fit because all her other friends get to leave their yards.  And I don't know what it is, but there is not a great selection of kids in these parts either.

Anyway, so there's a boy that looks to be about 6 or 7 who lives about 3 houses down on the other side of the street.  Yesterday he came over and was playing outside with my kids.  Then they asked if he could come in and play and I asked if it was okay with his parents and he said yes (although who knows if he was lying.)  But, when it was time for him to go home because we were about to eat and it was getting dark, the kid wouldn't leave!  He kept messing with buttons on things, tools, you name it.  But he wouldn't leave!  David kept nudging him towards the door and finally he kind of gave him a gentle push out.

Then today, the kid became downright creepy!  I went to pick A up from school and when I left L was napping and David was in the shower.  I ran a quick errand afterwards and when I got home, David informed me that L had let the boy in the house and they were playing downstairs.  (This isn't the creepy part.)  So David sent him home and told him he was not allowed to come in without an adult's permission and that L was in trouble for letting him in.

About 20 minutes later, David runs to the store, so his truck is gone.  I hear a knock at the back door and it's the kid.  I block the door and tell him that the kids are not allowed to play today and he will have to come back Monday.  He just keeps staring at me and it was like he was trying to get past me.  I finally closed the door and went into the living room.  Two minutes later I go into the kitchen and I see him standing outside the back door.  Two minutes after that he's staring in the kitchen window.  Three minutes after that he's staring in the kids' bedroom window.

I closed all the blinds and texted David to hurry because it was creepy.

Sure, I probably could try to handle it on my own, but I'm always afraid of other parents getting mad at me, so I try to avoid speaking to their kids if it's outside of me teaching.

Crap, I just saw him walking by the side of the house... I gotta hide!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Timmy Time: Timmy Needs a Bath DVD Giveaway!!!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
"Grab your rubber ducky and get ready to soak in some lamb-tastic good fun as preschool favorite Timmy Time™ returns for an all new family-friendly, good-hearted release, Timmy Time: Timmy Needs A Bath, available on DVD January 24, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. 

With slapstick humor and not a single line of dialogue, Timmy Time follows a day in the life of barnyard preschoolers. With diverse animal characters along with a rich and colorful nursery school backdrop, Timmy and his friends learn life lessons that every preschooler needs to know. Whether fleeing bath time, becoming a walking collage, being bitten by the cleaning bug or engaging in a paint war, Timmy and his pals always bring joy, heart and a little silliness to any situation.
Timmy Time™ is part of Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming for kids ages 2-7 and their families, which airs in more than 99 million U.S. homes. The show is created by Aardman Studios, the Academy Award®-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit™ and Shaun the Sheep™.

DVD SYNOPSIS:
Enjoy some good clean fun with Timmy and his friends! Adventures with mud, glue and paint leave Timmy in some sticky situations. This clever little lamb uses his creativity to make tub-time fun and turn a paint fight into a masterfleece! Timmy cleans up and discovers the most fun of all is being with friends! Soak up the good times with Timmy…just don’t forget to wash behind your ears!
Episodes:
  • “Timmy Needs A Bath”
  • “Sticky Timmy”
  • “Tidy Timmy”
  • “Timmy Goes Camping”
  • “Timmy The Artist”
DVD BONUS FEATURES
· Timmy’s Tune #2 – Music Video
· Shaun the Sheep Bonus Episode: Supersize Timmy"

Family Time Factor:  This is very basic, and I think works best for toddlers.
MOTR Grade: B+

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

One lucky winner will receive a copy of this DVD!  Contest runs through February 6, 2012 and ends at noon central time.
To enter:

1) Tweet this giveaway.  Suggested tweet: Check out this #giveaway from Lionsgate and @hamsterkitten! http://bit.ly/AsLyFd #TimmyTime
     Post link below.

2) Share link on Facebook or blog or any other site and post link below.

Thanks & good luck!!!