My kids and I

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Happy New year!!

I want to wish you all a happy and prosperous New year!!

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Parenting and Cellphones!

 

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At what age would it be appropriate to give my boys their own cellphones? This is a question that I have been thinking about a lot lately.

How about you, when would you give your child a cellphone and why?

Well, my boys are 10 years old (Twins), their classmates and peers  have cellphone, now they are telling me that it’s time.

You see, I’m very scared, I would love for them to get phone and use them wisely but what if they don’t.

These days, people borrow cellphone and use them for illegal and dangerous things, I do not want them to be caught up in that mess.

I know, I know  I cant hold them back for ever, they are growing up right, and I have to teach them to be responsible.

So here is what I came up with.

  1. The cheapest cellphone possible. ( Well maybe not the cheapest, but one that is not too expensive.)- First phone, they are not yet attached, so they will definitely loose it. Also, not as responsible, it’s possible they’ll break it. (Oh yes they break it, maybe after the first two months.)
  2. Monitor internet Use and sites.- I would like to get an alert for every website and app they visit and download, also have the opportunity to decline or allow use.
  3. Every Night at 8:30 PM phones must be locked off and place on my night stand.
  4. Know their friends that they are texting and calling.

If there are any additional concerns I will let you all know as I continue to think diligently whether to give or not to give…

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White Elephant

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Is there anyone here who knows how to play this game?

Well we played this game at work today and I can assure you it was fun! Or was it just the catered food that excites me. ( No, it was actually fun.) The only disappointing thing about this event is that I did not like the gift that I received. Not that it’s a bad gift but I was not PLEASE with it. Well anyway that is what makes the game fun right?

“You win some, you loose some.”  -Unknown-

If you’ve never played the game it’s a fun game for the office or for getting everyone together this Christmas.

You can also share your funny White Elephant story, I would love to hear them.

Enjoy.

Cartoon of a white elephant holding a pointerA White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular Christmas event where people vie to walk away with the best present. It also goes by Yankee SwapDirty Santa, and a plethora of other names. The White Elephant game is played by a lot of different rulesets – some dead simple and others confusingly elaborate. Here are the basic rules:

1. Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool

The gift exchange organizer should provide information on what type of gift people should bring.

2. Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in

Alternatively, someone can draw names from a hat, or the order can be set by the organizer prior to the event.

3. Players sit in a circle or line where they can see the gift pile

To make things easier, everyone should sit in the order in which they will take their turns.

4. The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it

Make sure everyone can see the gift!

Santa Claus standing next to a stack of gifts, pointing5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.

To keep things moving along, there are a couple of limits on gift swapping:

  • A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
  • After three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end (otherwise things could drag on for a long time).
  • See “Popular Variations” below for other possible twists.

6. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.

Note that for this last “extra” turn, the three-swap rule doesn’t apply. Players can keep swapping until someone decides to stand pat, or there are no other eligible people to steal from.

https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/

 

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Quote for today

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

Good morning to you all, have a productive day, peace of mind is very important, as

Hebrews 12:14 says:

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord!

If there’s someone you need to make peace with let’s do it today!!!

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A broken heart

We cannot touch you with our fingers,

You are so warm in our heart,

Cannot see you with our eyes,

Yet your memories help us to rise,

As we say goodbye to the physical,

We welcome more of the spiritual.

Our love for you will live forever

As you continue to blossom in our hearts.

Love you Leon Marvin Campbell.

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Such a beautiful soul

I will always love you!

I miss you!

My brother rest peacefully. ❤️

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