17 Replies to “Skylanders Easter Giveaway”

  1. I remember one day telling the kids to pick their crap up over and over and… Yeah, you get it. Anyways, on one particular venture across the mine field called the lounge room floor, I went ass up on something. I wasn’t hurt but I was quick enough to milk it for all it was worth, fake tears and all. I rolled around in “terrible pain” crying and ooh hung and ahhhhhing. Both kids come running over to hug me and rub my sore parts. I told them that this is why we pick up. Low and behold the lounge room was magically clean after that effort. Oh, and as a side note, DS lives and breathes sky landers and yep, the portal of power rocks!

  2. I have been known to play Pictionary Junior on my lonesome. When the little darlings have decided they can’t guess what the red blob with sticks is (of COURSE it’s a Skylanders Hot Dog, der) then it’s up to me & our labrador to continue with our outrageous sketches of kid related crapola. Let’s just say games can become a tad difficult when you’ve got 2 kids with the combined attention span of a restless flea on steroids.

  3. One day my 4 year old was playing his favourite angry birds game in my Ipad and he exceeded his time limit of an hour. I reminded him six times that game time is over but he was so busy in the game that he did not listen. So i started screaming that i saw a snake in his room and i made so much noise that even my hubby came running from his office room and started looking for the snake. My son came running to see the snake.In the meantime i switched off the Ipad and hide it up high on a shelf. When my son enquired about the ipad i said i don’t know where it is – may be snake has engulfed it . My son started crying and his dad was searching for the snake. After two hours of search i told them about my story and little mr 4 promised to finish his game on time..

  4. When the kids have exceeded their time with their game, I just shut shut off the tv or take the ipad away. My oldest son is 5 years old and he is really good about giving me the ipad when I say. But the 3 year old is hard!
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  5. I’ve forced my kids to weed the garden over Easter, so they’ll behave themselves! Gardening’s fun to me, shame it’s not for them 😉

  6. I’ve been known to go outside & flip the switch on the meter box, feigning a power outage so they just have to go to bed early. It’s great they’ve not switched onto my tricks yet!!

  7. We were getting ready to go to a family BBQ and I’d told Master 8 for the umpteenth time to pack his game away. Finally I’d had enough and stormed into the lounge room to find him still absorbed in his game. I was just about to go ballistic when I realised that he was struggling at a very difficult part of the game. I sat down next to him and proceeded to help him get through the difficult level. About five minutes later (my wife swears it was more like twenty-five) my wife walks in cussing & cursing and proceeds to turn everything of at the wall. We eventually arrived at the family BBQ about an hour late.

  8. If I am ignored about turning off the game, the TV, the DS, the ipad (gee…..geek family or what?), I turn it off and take it away myself, and they aren’t allowed to have it the following day either!

    I also have some skylanders stashed away to reward good behaviour, though they might be grown up with their own kids before I get to actually give them any at this rate!

  9. a) I love playing games with the kids because I always win. They get bored- walk away and do something else

    b) For Easter, I love making pi

  10. I have resorted to saying to my children that I will move back in with my mum and dad!!! Needless to sy they hop straight off their electronic devices and games , as they know dad cant cook!!!!! lol 🙂 Skylanders is a fun game though as it can be for the whole family, when we all get involved its very exciting, I quite like Spyro, but we wont tell the kids hahahah

  11. I get my son to build a massive robot out of rubbish (recycled) from the easter eggs (wrapper) and old cartons and toilet paper rolls. IT WORKS!!! its now like a tradition every easter.

  12. As my 12 year old got older and lost the special belief in the Bunny, we changed our traditional easter hunt a little. Instead of randomly hiding eggs, we hid them in SUPER hard places all over the house and property – needle in a haystack style. We create a bingo card treasure hunt, and for each item that she locates on the Bingo Card (spatula, lipgloss, AA battery etc) she gets a clue to the location of 1 egg. It can take her hours to both find the treasure hunt items and then the eggs which creates loads of laughter for husband and I! At the end is always a goodie, over and above the chocolate, and this year, surprise surprise! Is a new Skylander figurine.

  13. If they don’t turn off after I tell them to the third time then I simply turn the game off whether they have saved or not, I find that a good way to get them to cooperate is to organise homemade easter eggs and gifts that we can all make together nd that usually gets them doing as they are told especially where chocolate is concerned

  14. No iPad
    No TV
    No dessert
    No playing with the kids next door
    No story at bedtime
    I have a very loooong list but don’t want to look like the horrible mother I obviously am

  15. I AM ALWAYS KEEN TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS MYSELF AS MUCH AS MY BOYS ARE SO MY SYSTEM FOR ACHIEVING THIS IS THAT IN THE MORNINGS IT IS ‘CHORE’ TIME FOR ALL OF US – CLEANING, TIDYING, GARDENING, ETC – AND IF WE ALL WORK HARD TOGETHER TO GET THOSE THINGS DONE, THEN THE BOYS GET TO PLAN HOW WE SPEND OUR AFTERNOONS ‘HAVING FUN TOGETHER’. THIS GENERALLY WORKS FAIRLY WELL AND OUR MORNING CHORES GET FINISHED SWIFTLY WITH A FEW GIGGLES NOW AND THEN. AFTERNOONS ARE ALWAYS A TREAT FOR ALL!!

  16. Ironically, my currency for good behaviour in my house is Skylanders! My two boys are only allowed to play on the weekends (they call them the “S” days!) and if there is any misbehaviour during the week, it only takes one mention of the possibility that they may not be able to play and they snap back into line straightaway. Then when it comes to turning it off when I think they’ve had enough, I usually give them five mimutes warning so they can finish up what they are doing and then I provide a distraction like food or another activity. Of course, when that doesn’t work I just threaten to not let them play on the next “S” day if they don’t turn it off RIGHT NOW!! Long may the obsession with skylanders reign, cause I don’t now what I’ll do when it does!

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