I Spy: A New Year’s Game (and Day 10 of 7+ Giveaways)

Jan 2 2014

Everyone knows all best games get expansion packs from time to time.

Like Catan: Cities and Knights.

And Ticket to Ride: Europe.

But you may not be aware of this critical piece of information: Completely Unheard Of Games get expansion packs, too!

Like Space Hulk Death Angel: Deathwing Space Marine. ( <– this is a real game)

And Rogue Trader: Citadel of Skulls ( <– also a real game), which, as far as I can tell, is a role-playing game about parenthood where “the great beast” is clearly Sleeplessness, as in “a great beast has awakened, hungering to fulfill its dark purpose. Before you and your fellow Explorers can attempt to seek it out and ultimately destroy it, you must uncover what and where it is. Finding the answer is a nearly impossible undertaking…” 

And I’ve gotta hand it to those Rogue Trader folks, ’cause that’s about as accurate a description of Parental Sleeplessness as I’ve ever read.

But I have a point, and it is this: games get expansion packs! And it’s time for one here.

Remember when we played I Spy: A Thanksgiving Game? The game played by moving the living room couch, finding massive heinousness underneath it, photo documenting it, and then forcing you, our friends on the internet, to identify what might be in the giant pile of gross? 

This fun game?

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Yes. Me, too!

Good times, friends. Good times.

Well, because I love you,

and because I wisely let 10 children have the run of our house on New Year’s Eve,

and because I braved the kitchen on New Year’s Day anyway,

and because I reveled in the gloriousness they left behind,

it’s time for…

I Spy: A New Year’s Game

Here’s how this will work.

I’m going to share pictures of the stunning mess that was our kitchen, and you’re invited to identify one thing by making an I Spy comment in the comment section below, like this, “I Spy enough sugar, simple carbohydrates and empty calories to power New York City for 47 days; how many tubs of frosting can 10 kids eat, Beth??”

OK, then. Ready?

Here we go.

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In other words, Happy Schadenfreude, friends!
From our family to yours,





And because games are more fun with prizes…

Today is Day 10 in 7+ Days of Giveaways

I invited the 5 Kids Blog advertisers (see the column to your right) to join me for 7 (and more!) days of giveaways. CHECK BACK for a NEW GIVEAWAY EVERY DAY. ( <– Lies. I’m not this organized. So check back periodically, instead, for new giveaways. We’re almost done with these, but we’ve got a couple more coming!)

DSCN0200Today, our friend Emily is giving away a little something for Happy Hands for the Winter! A nourishing, patented lotion which kicks winter-dry skin to the curb, and a hand-wash dish liquid soap that cleans the dishes without harming your skin. Two of the over 350 products in our non-toxic line of everyday items! Your hands will thank you for it. For both products, a little bit goes a long way. Buying club prices: $9.99 for the 8 ounce lotion bottle and $3.79 for concentrated dishwashing soap.

From any comments that correctly identify something in the Pile of Awesomeness, I will randomly draw 1 winner to receive Emily’s Happy Hands set

Have messes to clean? 
Want safer products at home at better-than-grocery-store prices?
Like shopping online anytime?
Contact Emily: typhoon.emily {at} gmail.com

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our Happy Hands winner, Sarah T who wrote “I spy a paper towel roll that miraculously isn’t empty!” 

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, January 5th. One entry per person, please. A winner will be selected using a random number generator and posted on Friday.

This giveaway is open to international participants. International shipping provided by me.

Note: The 5 Kids Blog advertisers provided no additional compensation for these giveaways. Emily is paying for the cost of the giveaway and U.S. shipping. She paid me for her ad only, and this just seemed like a fun way to work together for your benefit. OK? OK.