Monday, December 1, 2014

Parenting Can Be Crazy During the Holidays

Win a Jingle All The Way 2 Movie Prize Pack from A Geek Daddy Blog

My five year old daughter had been saving up her allowance for quite awhile waiting for something special to splurge it on.  She had been eying this ballerina snow globe at the store for the last few weeks and finally when my wife and her went out for Black Friday she bought it with her money as a special holiday treat.  The little girl was so excited about her purchase I saw her run into the house when they got home all smiles glowing with happiness.  She ran towards me yelling out "Daddy Daddy look at this it is so incredible!"  Then in slow motion I saw her stumble and trip.  The snow globe flew up into the air and before I could get close enough to grab it crashed to the ground shattering into pieces.

We cleaned up the mess from the floor then had dinner which my daughter teary eyed slowly ate before creeping over to the couch whimpering under a blanket about the loss.  I felt really bad especially since the accident occurred while she was trying to show off her new treasure to me.  A look out the window showed that a winter storm was just reaching our neighborhood and you could see the roads were already quickly becoming covered with ice and white powder.  Despite the emerging blizzard like conditions, I jumped in the car and headed to the department store hoping to find a replacement.  After sliding through three stop signs, observing two accidents and passing seven cars that had slid off the road, I arrived at my destination.

Wandering through the store to the location where my wife said the snow globes located, I found the display stand picked over.  There was one ballerina left centered perfectly at the top of the display.  I stepped up my pace to grab it when out of no where a teenage girl stepped in front of me and picked it up. Oh no!  She called out to her mom to come look at this neat snow globe, but her mother hollered back for the daughter to come over and look at something else.  I held my breath ... was she going to take the snow globe with her?  The teenager placed the ballerina back down and told another girl who had approached they'd come back for it.  I casually walked up to the display as they walked away, grabbed the snow globe and rushed the other way to the cashier.  

After wiping off a snow covered car, I drove home at about 5 miles per hour barely able to see the road in front of me.  Walking into the house with the cherished item behind me I called for my daughter to come see me.  Pulling out the snow globe to show her generated a smile and hug which was worth a million dollars.  Mission Accomplished!

The holidays can make parents like myself do crazy things to make their children happy!  The movie Jingle All The Way 2 which is being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download on December 2nd highlights the zany adventures of two dads fighting to ensure a child has a great Christmas.  In recognition of the movie release, A GEEK DADDY Blog is providing one lucky reader with a Jingle All The Way 2 Blu-ray/DVD combo prize pack.  

For a chance to win this  movie prize pack you must be a US or Canadian resident over 18 years old and submit one or both of the following entry methods to earn up to 2 entries prior to 11:59 pm EST on Thursday December 4, 2014:

UPDATE: Congrats to Stephanie H. from Warren MI who won the Jingle All The Way 2 movie prize pack.

 Entry 1:  Follow @Geeky_Dad on Twitter & RT this Tweet
Entry 2: E-mail thegeekdaddy [at] yahoo [dot] com your name and mailing address.  Email subject line should be JINGLE ALL THE WAY

 All valid entries will be assigned a number and one number will be randomly selected to determine the winner.  E-mails will only be used to contact the winner and deleted following the selection of a winner.


Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!

DISCLAIMER:  A Geek Daddy Blog will be responsible for selecting the winner of this contest, but Fox Home Entertainment is responsible for fulfillment and delivery of the prize.  By participating in this contest you waive any liability towards A Geek Daddy Blog or its publisher that may arise from your involvement with this promotion.  If you win this prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Prize will be delivered by UPS or FedEx so no P.O. Boxes are allowed as mailing addresses. A Geek Daddy Blog did not receive any financial compensation but did receive a review DVD for the blog and the prize that is being awarded to one of our readers for this contest.  A Geek Daddy Blog is hosting this contest as a benefit to our readers. The opinions in this post are my own.