Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Modern families and off to the shops I go !!! + { Giveaway }

Here we are less than 13hrs till Christmas day and I still haven't finished my shopping.
Please tell me I'm not the only one.

On the eve of 23rd Day of Christmas we had one chucking cherub , my True love took care of the output. The cherub seems better this morning.

Thankfully. I've got a lot to do.

I wanted to buy a new copy of ELF - so far unsuccessfully. 

It's too late to shop online but I have been fast and furiously searching for ideas this morning for last minute gifts.I was thankful also be gifted a range of DVD's from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

We have wrapped most of the presents for the three children . 

So I'm winning , normally we are still wrapping at midnight on Christmas Eve...Christmas Eve Eve was much nicer. I had to put a sign so the drummer boys didn't get excited in the morning.
Twin One still came in at 6am and said  

"Santa has been."

He knows it is tomorrow and has been counting down the days.
I hope they aren't disappointed - Twin one wants a robot Santa, iPad and a lolly machine. (uh oh) 
Twin two iPad, Lego marvel superheros game (double uh oh)

My Husband is the hardest to buy for - I am hoping he likes these new TV sitcom releases, in his still empty stocking and a few others.

HOW I met your MOTHER [season8] ! I know we missed a season or two - it still leaves us in stitches of laughter. I can't believe it is coming to an end.

MODERN FAMILY is a culturally defining series. Season 4 sees the 'families' give an honest and hilarious look into the sometimes warm and twisted embrace of the modern family.

I read some statistics from a poll - it said mums were more likely to communicate with kids by text and social media than Dads - it's the only way I keep tabs in touch with my eldest son ... he rings his Dad regularly (every few days for a chat and to give me a message if other devices fail)

"Mum, can you put $20 in my account ?"

"Mum ?"

"Mum ????"

"Mum , please Mum" 

"I beg you ???????"

I wasn't ignoring him, I just hadn't been on the internet and my phone was on silent.

If he can't get me by texting my phone- he uses Facebook.


At a last resort he calls his Dad, to ask him, to tell me, to check Facebook or my phone.

I am undecided if digital communication brings and keeps families together . It does enable us to communicate anytime and anywhere. Yet, it is sad to see so many people so disengaged when attending family events or dinner that they can't leave their electronic devices alone.

The Little Drummers don't do this yet except for the TV.

My boys are going to be kept busy watching Home Alone Series . We have Diary of a Whimpy kid 1,2, & 3 too. The boys love family movie time, popcorn and sitting on top of us and digging in elbows  close.

Almost too big for Christmas jammies.

X-MEN collection is sure to give my 20yr old hours of entertainment ! No where near me , though Hugh does make my heart flutter.

You can search for these titles and more based on your budget in 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Christmas Gift finder www.foxgiftfinder.com.au

So easy to use 5 clicks < under 10secs.

Since is Christmas Eve - I have Season2 Homeland to give away and a few extra mystery items.

Leave a comment telling me your favourite Christmas movie.

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