Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's in a name?

My dad is not an "OLD" man ... well, you might think so if you are driving with or behind him, but he isn't old. He is, however, a Baby Boomer. Now, my question is, what is with the now-Grandpa Baby Boomers?! Dad decided that HE wanted the grandkids to call him "THE GEEZER" ... why, you ask?!

The Story:
My dad enjoys playing dominos - and before J was born, Dad would play once a week with 2 of his friend. My Grandma was visiting, and she called them "GEEZERS."

Some time passed, and J was about 2 years old when Dad told me that he wanted to be called "The Geezer."

Now, I had MANY objections to this - but my main concern was that people would think that it was disrespectful to call this man a geezer. (Picture it): We are out and about, J says "HEY GEEZ(ER)!" (I mean it's not like GEEZER is a well-respected or nice name for old men.)

Anyway, I didn't have much say in the matter because he called himself Geezer, my Mom called him Geezer (and now you will find her calling him Geez instead of his REAL name! LOL!) ... J picked it up and now C calls him "EEZ" (because he can't get the G in there).

A friend of my Dad's has a grandchild about the same age as J. He wanted to be called "BIG DAVE" (and that's what he is called).

So, my question to you is why in the world do these baby boomer (men?) want to be called such weird and non-traditional Grandpa names?!

What do your kids call their grandparents??

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spooky Fun!!

I was given the opportunity to review a printables website, Python Printable Games - it has over 50 Halloween and Thanksgiving printables. I found a few that my six year old would absolutely love! I love trivia, so I really enjoyed those printables. But, I wasn't overly impressed with the characters/drawings on the pages. They were a little too sketchy for me. Don't get me wrong, there are some with cute art, just more that weren't really my taste. And, you may really like the art you find on these pages.

I reviewed: Food Fight! Thanksgiving Mad Libs, Printable Halloween Word Search Puzzles Pack of 3., Harvest What Word? Game, Get Stuffed Food Trivia, Pin the Head on the Monster, Teen Terrors Mad Libs ... to name a few. I looked at many, but I only printed Food Fight! Thanksgiving Mad Libs and Harvest What Word? Game.

Additionally, it will cost you $19.95 to access these 50+ printable games (crossword puzzles, coloring sheets, etc.). $19.95 will get you more than 50 printables for the holiday of your choosing. (Ex: EITHER Halloween or Thanksgiving, not both.) (CORRECTION: Every game in the Halloween pack is ALSO in the Thanksgiving pack. When I looked, it seemed as if they were separate packages.) It is my opinion that $19.95 is extreme. (If you search the internet for Halloween/Thanksgiving printables, you can find cuter things for free.) These printables are virus-free, as some you may find in a search won't be. And, if you are in a hurry, this is your best bet because they are all in one place.

You can search their site for "kids" "teens" or "adult" -specific games. And, they have more than just Halloween and Thanksgiving - they have birthdays, BBQs, Fun facts and Trivia!

However, if you are interested, they offer a full affiliate program via Share-a-Sale and commission is 35%.

You can find Printable Games on twitter.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wholesale Keychain Review & Giveaway!!

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I was recently given the opportunity to review the Battleship Keychain!! I was so excited to get the keychain because my husband collects them and this is one he doesn't have!

The Battleship Keychain is for ages 8+ and you can buy it for $6.99 here.

I found it a little difficult to get the lid off, but I think that's for good reason. (I mean, you don't want a lid that falls off with those pieces inside, do you?!)

I love that I can attach it to my purse strap and not worry about the lid falling off. It was so easy to use!

My husband and I took it to dinner one night, and played while we waited for our food - it was SO much fun!! I can't wait until the boys are old enough to play with us - TEAM Battleship?! :)

I browsed Wholesale Keychain and found TONS that I would love to add to my husband's collection!! (Can you guess where I will be going for stocking stuffers?!)


Main Entry: Visit Wholesale Keychain and tell me which ONE (yea, yea, I know, there are so many great ones) you would replace your current keychain with or add to your collection!

Bonus Entries (please post a new comment for each extra entry!):
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ONE winner will get a Battleship Keychain!! :)

This contest will end Sunday, October 24 at 11:59pm CST. I will draw a winner using and the winner will have 48 hours to respond, or I will draw a new winner. This contest is for US residents only.

**Please note: I was sent the Battleship Keychain for review, I was not given any other compensation.

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