The winner of yesterday’s signed book from my backlist is: Jeannemiro!
Today’s random question for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (and to get your name in the drawing for the Grand Prize) is:
All I want for Christmas is ________ (fill in the blank).
All I want for Christmas is to have one day without petulant fighting!
I have two boys. My oldest just turned seven and my youngest is closing in on his sixth birthday. All these two do is roughhouse, fight and make faces at each other. Gads. I had a brother who was two and a half years older than me who I used to fight with so I guess this is payback. But these two are ridiculous.
This is the conversation we had this morning:
Yelling, screams and what sounds like a door trying to be closed alert Mom-of-the-Year (that’s me) that there’s a problem. Calmly like any good mother, I put down the sandwich I’m making and walk over to their bathroom.
“Boys? Is there a problem?”
“Yes!” the both shout in unison.
“Eddie’s trying to slam me in the door!” says five year old Henry.
I look at Eddie as he’s taken up an unusual fascination with putting his toothpaste on his toothbrush. “Why were you trying to slam your brother in the door?”
He shrugs.”Because he was trying to turn off the lights.”
“That’s no reason,” I said for what had to be the tenth time this morning alone. Then I look at Henry. “And just why were you trying to turn off the lights?”
“I wasn’t,” Henry insisted. “I accidentally hit the switch when Eddie tried to slam me in the door.”
I move my eyes from the door frame to where the light switch is, then back at him and raise my eyebrows for him to continue.
He lifts his elbow high into the air. “See?! He got my elbow?”
Aha, so it was his arm that was slammed in the door because he’d reached in to turn the lights off… While it’s nice to had that piece of the riddle solved, it still doesn’t me why he was reaching in to turn off the lights! “All right, that’s enough. Just brush your teeth and let’s get ready for school.” I’m clearly not going to get to the bottom of this.
Just as I’m walking away I hear the words, “Don’t burp in my face!” Followed a second later by, “Well, there wasn’t anywhere else to do it.”
GOOD GRIEF! I swear sometimes it’s only by the grace of God I haven’t had to be institutionalized.
Be sure to list your wish–it can be serious, fantasy (like mine), comical, whatever–in the comment section to be entered to win a $50 gift card for Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
If this is your first time to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, here are the quick rules:
Each day from December 14th to the 24th, I’ll ask a question on my blog. All you have to do is answer it. No right or wrong answers, just an answer. Each commenter will be entered into a drawing for a daily prize: gift card, signed book, swag, etc. On the 25th, all names and entries from all the previous comments will be added together and a name selected to win the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet.
If you’d rather not comment, not to worry there are other ways to enter and more prizes to win:
*Share my post on Facebook and you’ll be entered into a drawing on the 25th for a $150 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Each day you share, you’ll get an entry, for a possible 11 entries. (You must share my original post on Facebook not using the social share at the bottom of this post, otherwise there is no way to track it–sorry.) If the post is not coming up in your newsfeed, follow this link, it should be the top story.
*Like my post on Facebook Like the post and you’ll be entered into a drawing on the 25th for an entire signed series of my books. Each day you like, you’ll get an entry, for a possible 11 entries. You’ll have to like my original post on Facebook not using the social share at the bottom of this post, otherwise there is no way to track it–sorry.) If the post is not coming up in your newsfeed, follow this link, it should be the top story.
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**Giveaway is opened internationally.