Thursday, October 2, 2008

A strong sense of entitlement (200)

Avery is starting to develop a bit of a teenager complex. As in, she thinks that she is one. I'm always reminding all of my children that I, in fact, am the parent. Not them. Therefore, they must do what I say. Well, the other day, Avery wanted to do something and I wouldn't let her. She said in that duh tone of voice that I've talked about before and all teenagers do really well, "Uhhh...I'm a parent too you know." I said, "Ummm...no really you aren't." She said, "well I'm tall." Apparently, height equates authority and parenthood, thereby entitling you to certain things.

Another example: I was doing laundry last week and Avery strolled into the room and asked me if I would make her some toast. I told her sure that she just had to wait until I was done putting clothes into the dryer. She said, "but I'm the most special-est Queen Avery. You have to do it now." Can you tell that she's the only girl?

Now, you may have noticed that this post serves a twofold purpose. It is post #200. Let my contest commence. Is anyone else as happy as I am? My fingers are shaking and making it difficult to type. My whole body is just vibrating with the joy I'm feeling. I'm hyperventilating and may have to put my head between my legs to keep from fainting. I'm just that excited.

So, here's how this will work. Since this is a first time thing for me, I'm going to be a big, fat copy cat and run this little affair they way I've seen others (Kristina) run theirs. Leave a comment on this post and you have entered. If you post on your own blog about this contest and then let me know, you will get a double entry. I will then use Random.org to select the winner. If you are the randomly selected extra, special person, you will be entitled to receive $25 American Express Gift Card. (I wanted it to be a $20 gift card so that you could think of it as receiving a penny for every post. I think that's right. I'm not so good with math. But, noooo, they don't make that denomination.) I'm going to allow comments to be made for 200 hours. That means that it will close on October 10th after 8 days and 8 hours. (Because that adds up to 200.) According to my clock, it is now 2:26 p.m. I'm going to begin the contest now. It will end on the 10th at 10:26 p.m. Comments made after that will not be part of the randomness. Now, I'm pretty sure that I will be attending Kristina's Meet & Greet on the 11th. If I do, and if I remember to select the random person the night before and if you happen to be attending the same soiree, you will have the fabulous opportunity to receive your gift then.

I'm now calling out (AGAIN) all friends and family who read my blog, yet never leave a comment. Quit being scaredy cats and just leave one already. Don't you want to have the opportunity to reap the benefits of my tremendous generosity? You can do it. I know you can. The more the merrier.

Good luck to all!

83 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yay giveaways! I will post about yours tomorrow.

I'm happy you're coming on the 11th.

And, seriously, hardly any people in my real life entered the drawing. I think maybe 6 did. Out of 140 comments so far!!

Christa said...

Kristina - and now you have a double entry.

Brittany said...

Yay for post #200! I don't even know which number I'm on.

Hardly anyone in my real life posts comments on my blog. Why is that?? Maybe they feel like they talk to me enough already. :p

Libby said...

I should do a contest like this on mine. I know that my blog is looked at way more than people comment. I don't expect people to make comments on every post, but man..it would be nice if they said hi every once in a while!

It is fun to be in touch with you again!

Jillene said...

YEAH!! YEAH!! PICK ME!! PICK ME!! It is my b-day in 23 days so I think I should be teh WINNER!! hahahahaha!! (0;

My girls think that they are teenagers too. Matter of fact Olivia said to me the other day, "My birthday is October 20th and I will be 17". Good times!!

Christa said...

Libby - you get a double entry because you mentioned this on the GHS blog. Can't you just feel your karma growing by leaps and bounds?

Jillene said...

Gimmie another entry--I just posted about your giveaway on my blog--GO ME!!!!!!

Christa said...

Jillene - done. See good things happen to those who kiss my butt.

Tyranh said...

Enter Me!

Bobie said...

I'm kissing, I'm kissing!! Geez, I'm freakin' pathetic. Go read my blog. Hopefully I will win, so I can pay for my meal at the meet and greet. Do you feel compassionate yet??

Torina said...

Yay! 200 posts. If I win the $25 I will cure world hunger or something.

Ang said...

Wow! 200th post. Where do you find the time? Congrats!!

Mommy Madness said...

Congrats on you 200th post!!!!!
Love these give aways! Count me in!
Makes me want to have a give away of my own. I guess I gotta think of something. So make sure you check in so you don't miss out!

Heather said...

I've had to tell Salem that "you're not the parent" either. I didn't think I said it that much but my mom said that one time she was tending him and he said it! What are we going to do? :)

Happy 200th!

Z-MAN said...

Enter me in your contest too!

Pam Smith said...

Wow! You are a blog goddess now! I'm not even to princess status yet. Congrats! I love reading your blog.

Rosie and Derek said...

I love that Avery thinks she's a parent because she's tall. So cute!!

I blogged you too. I hope you get lots of comments, I love comments!

Julie Anne said...

Pick me or I'll never comment again.
That's a threat. Yes.

Malinovka said...

I'm having a great time just reading these comments!! Can't imagine how happy you are, Christa! What a fun contest.

Whitney R said...

I'll post about it! I'm having a dealy, too!

The " Whitey's" said...

I wonder how many random comments you will be getting? This is a great idea to see where people are coming from!

I posted your contest on the 94 class blog too... I wonder if we'll round up more farmers that way!

Thanks Christa!

Krystal said...

Christa,

I saw this on Kristen's blog and remembered you from this summer. I was Tyler's teacher at Beyond the Basics. What a fun clever idea to do a giveaway. I hope Tyler is having a fun year in school!

:o) Miss Plott (aka Krystal)

Amy said...

I love giveaways. I think this is a GREAT idea! Thanks for making some excitement in my life!!!

Happy Wanderers said...

Christa, you crack me up all the time! I'm sorry I don't always leave comments. I like having comments, too, so I suppose it's sort of like letter writing, eh? Write a letter, and usually someone will write back! :) I think I'll go stick your contest up on my blog. I should do a giveaway, too...although, I'm not sure what I'd give away...maybe one of my kids! Ha! Just kidding! :)

Richelle said...

I came here from Emily's (Happy Wanderers) blog. Congrats on 200 posts!

ladyshanae said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I'm too lazy to do any contests on my blog, but that could be part of being in my 8th month of pregnancy, who knows...

Anyway - Emily posted about this and you seem like a fun person to get to know! So, who knows, I might be poking back in and reading more! And maybe even commenting! *GASP*

Thanks for scaring me about this whole girl thing. I'm already nervous enough... HAHA!

:)

Me said...

I clicked on over here from Jillenes Journal...all I heard was giveaway, so here I am! I like making new bloggy friends, so I guess that makes you my newest one! Go YOU!

Mommy Madness said...

I just posted about your give-a-way on my blog! Come check it out!

Rowboat said...

jillene sent me over. she guaranteed a win for me.

Leslie said...

Saw you at Jillene's, Whitney's, and Kristina's blogs...And...since I love and good giveaway and find a great blog to add to my list...Here I am.

I laughed out loud (not just the bloggy lol) at the discussion with your daughter. My five year old told me just yesterday that I'm not really in charge. She is...because she it the Queen of the Whole World. You just gotta love those little Drama Queens!

Jo said...

Jillene sent me, and I am fairly obedient, especially when it benefits me! I hope I win!

Jillene said...

I have seen my name here many a time--which means that I have sent many new blog friends over--which means that I should get at least 5 more entries into the contest--RIGHT?!?! Oh yeah--you're welcome!!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I am so thinking of doing the same thing, with the give-away. Congratulations on coming up with 200 blog entries. I'll be checking back in.

Eli said...

Tyranh said on his blog that there is a contest. Can you please enter me.

kamewh said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Holly said...

How very, very cool. I love contests!

Oh, and the whole who's the parent thing? The butterfly got lectured by her pediatrician today that it is NOT appropriate to give your mother a time out! She was told there was only ONE parent in the family. Maybe I could send her your way....

zachsmom said...

ya, ya ya,, enter me in. And hey congrats on the 200th post,, you really are wonder woman..

Erin said...

I just found you thanks to Kristina. Chrissie Pooh - love the name. I'm definitely your next blog stalker!

hello, my name is amber marie. said...

found you from kristina's blog :)
yay money!

The Newitts said...

yeah for money

The Newitts said...

yeah for money

Gretchen said...

Sweet!
P.S. Love the blog design!

Hizzeather said...

Maybe I should do this give-away thing! It's the only way to get the lurkers to come out! :)

Mary said...

Oh, pick me. Pretty please?

Brooke said...

I've only recently gotten into this blog-stalking thing (pretty much today). My sister had a link to sharkbait, who had a comment that I loved made by Kristina P, and now, here I am. This is really fun! (oh, and thanks for the giveaway!)

Erin, she who posts alone said...

Good news for you, Christa. I've also mostly come out of the blog stalking closet and have left many comments sans inhibition on stranger's blogs. Not strange people, mind you. Isn't it so great to come clean? Now I can stalk you, too!

Happy 200th!

I'm at sprouted(nospace)writing at gmail (period) com. My Wordpres blog won't agree with the comment form right now.

I'm prepared to be a winner.

Jenn -- said...

Found you through Kristina. I'm with her and you--presents are great!

The Fishers said...

I too think I am in for some trouble with my almost FOUR year old. I am asking her, "who is the mom." I am always saying, "I am the mom. I know what I'm doing." Any advice? oh, and if I win, that would be super great!!!

Mikki said...

I'm a total stranger to your blog and you, I came via Kristina P's blog, I'm a total stranger to her too. I'm just trying to win a giveaway--any giveaway to show my hubby that it really does pay to blog. :o)(so please random generator, choose me).
I'll go post a link on my blog right now....

Mikki said...

OK, I just posted a link in my sidebar. All my fingers and toes are crossed, so are my eyes, my legs, my arms, my.....

Romney family said...

Hey just found you on Kristinas site. so Im guessing that makes us friends. so technically i should win right? oh thanks!

Weeksie50 said...

Congrats on your 200th post. That is awesome. I think I have 27.. lol.

The contest ends at on Oct. 10th? That is my birthday.. this would make a great present.. Whoo Hoo!

I will post a link to you from my site..

Wendy said...

YEAH, American Express! I already owe them thosands, but atleast I get the Sky miles!! RIGHT!!!

Kelsey said...

Congrats on Post 200!!
I'll be there..eventually.

By the way, I'm ALL for "buying" friends and/or comments.

blueviolet said...

Congrats on your 200th post! That's amazing. I really need to get with the blogging thing. If I didn't spend so much time reading them, I might be able to take care of one of my own. Thanks for the giveaway celebration.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

rach said...

Wow the big 2-0-0! Way to go! And who doesn't love free stuff? To that I say "gimmie, gimmie, gimmie". You're fun to read!

RBS said...

Congrats on 200, that is a big number and I had better start typing if I ever hope to be at that level. I too have children and they also think they are adults, oh wait a minute, they are adults and can I tell you it is so good seeing the same things happen to them with their children that they did to me.
Roxanne

ramsam said...

I am blog stalking and would love a little entry---
unfortunately for me it is just one today. My computer is super touchy and I haven't got my posts to work today- I am commenting on hubby's laptop and time is precious, but maybe that means I will win for this great sacrifice.

Congrats on 200!

*MARY* said...

My friends and family never comment on my blog either but I know they read it. jerks.

Eric H said...

She really is a princess you know.....

(If I win I refuse the prize; you can use the card for more sedatives)

Casey's trio said...

Found you through Weeksie 50. Congrats on 200 posts...the giveaway is a good one:)

Schimmy said...

I love the giveaways! Count me in.

Miss Anne said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

:) fabulous giveaway!

Wendyburd1 said...

I can't remember if I stopped by and sucked up...I mean signed up! *cough, cough* Here I am, pick ME whatever randomizer is used...get stuck on wendyburd1!!!

lmerie said...

Awesome! Giveaways are fun!!! Enter me!

TJ said...

That will work out great when I win, we can meet at Olive Garden.

Dana said...

Well if I get the gift certificate I will give it to Tyler

MERRIANNE said...

WOW....Congrats on your 200th Post!

here is my ENTRY for the give-away luciousness!!!

hope i win
hope i win
hope i win

::CROSSING FINGERS AS I SAY THAT::

MERRIANNE said...

WOW....Congrats on your 200th Post!

here is my ENTRY for the give-away luciousness!!!

hope i win
hope i win
hope i win

::CROSSING FINGERS AS I SAY THAT::

Kiersten said...

Well, I'm not a real-life person, but I'm entering anyway.

I mean, I'm a real person...I think...dangit, now you've got me questioning the reality of my existence.

Motherboard said...

I came here via Mary... May the force be with me so I can win that gift card!

So said...

I came here via Mary as well. I could use that card. Though I probably won't be at the meet and greet though I want to be!

Christa said...

Dana, I mean mom, is that really you? Finally all of my threats paid off and you realized that I could track you down because I do know where you live. Thanks for finally giving me some validation and making me feel happy that I was born. You had better comment all the time from now on. Yes, that is a threat.

Christa said...

I forgot, tell dad that it's now his turn.

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Happy 200th post! That's a great accomplishment. Blessings, Whitney

Sher said...

I came over from Mary. I want to win!
Yeah!

Kaferine said...

I came here from Mary too! And I am SO going to win this. ^_~

Amy said...

Oooh, pick me. I could totally use this. I don't have to tell my husband if I win, right?

kits54 said...

Hi, I'm one of the "jerks" from *mary*.
I try to be obedient as well. We were told to comment. In Conference.

Heath and Mel said...

Hi, yes... I'm a complete stranger and just happened to find your site.. by looking for 'real people' who have been through heart surgery. My son had Supracardiac TAPVR when he was only 20 days old, he is now 17 months old and everyday is a blessing. Thanks for sharing all that you've experienced!

Wendyburd1 said...

I can't remember if I posted here...I love shopping...thus I will make sure and post...kohl's is having a pj pants sale...money=jammies...or movies!!

charrette said...

I'm just stopping by for the first time, but it sounds like a tempting enough reason to say hello...Count me in!

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