Saturday, October 25, 2008

Well, my darling little 5 year old daughter was throwing a fit last night because she wanted to watch a movie at 8:00 PM.  So, I told her no several times and she picked up a ball and threw it at the center of the TV and put an 8 inch crack in the protective screen.   She apologized pretty quickly after her time out in her room.  I keep thinking that if I don't ever give in when she throws a tantrum that she won't throw them any more, but they continue and she doesn't ever seem to see that it's never going to work.  We were watching the super nanny show the other night and there was a kid that they had to put back into bed 72 times or something...I was sitting there thinking that would be exactly what all of my kids would do!  Stubborn and spunky!

I changed the brag book exchange at GDS and added some more bonuses.  If you use my "Spook Me" kit and also my "Seeing Stars 6x6 Brag Book Templates," you will have the chance to win a $25 gift coupon to my store and you will also get this 12x12 quick album for free:


Find out how to get it free and win $25 from my store here.

Here's a free template for you:


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I sure appreciate your comments!  :)
Does anybody know if you can replace the protective cover on a big screen TV?  LOL!


Michelle said...

Yay! It will finally let me leave you a comment to say thanks! (I haven't been able to on your last few posts for some reason). Thanks so much for the template - it is very cute! And sorry to hear about your TV :(

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Oct [LA 08:42pm, NY 10:42pm] - 26 Oct [UK 03:42am, OZ 02:42pm] ).

kelly said...

So sorry to hear about your tv! Thanks for the template!

Jacki said...

Thanks! I love this template- I like multiple photos and a grid style- you just keep making them so fast... I need to use them just as fast!!! THANKS!

Catalina said...

I would be fearful for my daughter if she broke Daddy's Big TV. LOL!My 3 year old would tell me "Just remember to be patient". :) I think you can replace the covers. Thanks for the great template. And the awesome incentive for the Brag Exchange. Maybe you could take a pic of the damage to scrap and remind her when she has children of her own. It would be like a very stylish "I told you so." Ha Ha

Stephanie said...

I feel your tv 4 year old sprayed carpet cleaner into the buttons on my husbands big screen tv -- Note to self: carpet cleaner + TV buttons = TV doesn't work again.

belle said...

Thanks so much for the great template!

vw bug said...

Love your templates. Sorry to hear about your TV. The worse my boys did was when helping clean out my car, they put change in the CD player. End of cd player.

scangel said...

thank you so much for the great template.

sorry to hear about your tv.

Jody said...

Aren't children delightful! LOL These days will pass and hopefully time will bring them all to their senses!

Thanks for another template and also for the updated tou on the Planners. I was feeling guilty when I said I was going to make some for my adult kids for Christmas. Happy to know this is okay now. Don't worry if they want more I will tell them where to buy it!.

Wish I could enter this month's BB but I have already overspent this month and Halloween is not high on my priority list - just made a few pumpkin related layouts. Would love to have had a chance at the $25 though.

The Nielsen Family said...

I love this one! I can finally leave comments, it wouldn't let me last time. My brother shot his BB gun at our TV when we were little (on accident) and we had a little hole in the screen for years and years until that TV finally died.

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you for the template. Stand strong on those fits! and I'd personally recommend her NOT being able to view that Nanny show...all it will do is give her ideas AND make her think it is ok to throw a fit (after all the kids on the tv show do). Sorry about your TV!

pom from Thailand said...

You know what helps? Watching the supernanny show with your kids! It definitely works for my 5-year-old son. Not all the time but that's better than nothing, isn't it? :) (Maybe I shouldn't mention that he just broke my box of beads today and it was hell trying to gather and sort thousands of beads back in their place.)

Many thanks for the beautiful template.

Pom said...

LOL! I just saw Sharon's comment before mine. I don't know why but my son was so horrified by all the tactics the nanny used in the show that he would try to do everything to avoid them. :)

sweetheaven said...

my grandson hit daddy's big screen tv and broke the cover. My son called and they told him 400.00 to replace it. He took the rest of the cover all. He couldn't afford to get a new one. So I know they can be replaced just a matter of how much. Thank you for the template.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about the tv! sounds exactly like something my kids would do! i love this template! thank you so much!!!

roman said...

Thanks for the template! Our cat tried to jump up our widescreen and couldn't quite make it so he used his back feet to boost him up and scratched our screen. It was called a lenticular screen and the replacement was about $175. You might try looking online for your brand.

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much!

Linda said...

Thanks for the template!

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Oh bummer Andrea! I hope you are back to watching "crack free tv" soon! :)

grammy201 said...

Yikes that was some tantrum! Sorry to hear that the tv got the brunt of it. It's so nice being a grandma, in fact it's so much fun I wish I would have had the grandchildren first, lol. Just joking. It will get better in time.
Love the new template; thank you very much!

No Reimer Reason said...

Thank you for the awesome template. I love it!!

Sorry about your tv!! I hope you can find a replacement.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the template. No help on the TV.

Jen said...

Thanks for the great template! And sorry to hear about the tv; that's gotta stink!

Diginan said...

Thank you for this terrific template, sorry your little one broke the tv screen. Be of good cheer, these times 'will' pass:D

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your TV! :( Thanks for the template!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Thanks you so much! Sorry about your TV, though. :-(

Caroline said...

Thanks for the freebie, so sorry to hear about your TV... not sure how I would've dealt with that one LOL

Pam M. said...

Andrea, I am so sorry about your TV. Thank you so much for the cute template.

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for another fabulous template! Sorry I don't have any advice about the TV. This is one of those time when you keep reminding yourself just how much you do love your children...over and over again! Good luck with the tantrums and the repairs!

mmikes said...

So sorry about the tv.
This is wonderful. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I feel for you with stubborn little ones - At one time, my little one practically had a padded room 'cause she threw things at the door whenever she was sent to her room!

marilyn said...

thanks for the great templates!sorry about your tv... I don't know if you can just fix it!

Ladye said...

And that is why the young have the children, because us old folks just do not have the right kind of nerves to put up with tantrums, but I am having to re-learn how to deal with them. My not quite 2 yo GS is really hitting the Terrible twos and I am not sure I will survive...LOL

Thanks for another great template.

Brittany said...

Thanks for the cute templates! I love all your templates and appreciate you sharing them! Good luck with the little one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great templates. And just remember, little ones are impulsive--she probably regretted throwing the ball almost instantly. At least it's fixable. :)

Myxi said...

Andrea, thanks so much for the awesome template. Good luck with your child and your television.

hasenkatze said...

thank you for the wonderful template!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the great template!

Trisha said...

Thank you for the wonderful template Andrea :-)

emmy said...

I hope you can fix your TV. I have a 4 year old girl and she is a "joy" right now. (sarcasm) Thanks for the template!

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Tammy Dunlap said...

Oh no sorry to hear about your TV! I feel the same way with my kids nothing seems to matter or changes their behavior. It is the same thing everyday. Frown.

Thanks for the template!

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