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Congratulations to Sarah and her winning entry and runners up are Clarissa H, Narelle M, Steph P, Deb M., and Lisa D. Thank you everyone for entering!!!!!!
It all started so innocently. As my big boy started to get a bit older we started with a few Star Wars toys, then the bed set, an alarm clock, the DVD set, magazines, books and more. It’s a slippery slope and we now have one full blown Star Wars fan in the house. And when we have another friend over for a play-date they are usually a Star Wars buff too. In fact when one of his little friends left school he was sad that he couldn’t talk Star Wars with him any more in the playground. And we all had to sit through the episodes when they were on tv recently. Every. single. saturday. another Star Wars movie.
Imagine his excitement when he discovered we were doing a blog post that had a Star Wars theme. Every afternoon he was asking when I was going to get out the toys and take photos.
It was definitely more exciting for him than most of things I write about.
The boys have been wanting these light sabres for a while. We went on a play date recently and that is all my boys wanted to do. Play Star Wars and sticks from the garden just don’t cut it. You need the lights and sounds. And even our little girly girl took these into preschool for news because she loved them so much.
And a Darth Vader mask that changes your voice and does the deep breathing. We had to take turns and have a time limit on it, that’s how popular it was. And be prepared for dad to put it on and tell the kids that he is their father. Yes. Filing that away as a Dad joke.
Now we have learnt over the years to keep a stash of batteries in a top kitchen cupboard. As you can imagine with 6 kids, a busy playroom and lots of toys we always need batteries. And don’t even think about buying toys for Christmas without having a good stash of batteries in the cupboard. Imagine the disappointment when a little one wants their toy to work and you don’t have the right battery! Uh oh. And if I’ve learnt something else over the years is that I don’t even go near the cheapies when it comes to batteries. Duracell Ultra is Duracell’s longest lasting AA battery and will keep the kids playing for longer. And that’s a good thing. And as an aside and super cautious mum with eyes in the back of my head, always make sure you buy toys that have a screwable battery case. So important if you have younger children at home or visiting.
Duracell is an official partner of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And that’s definitely one movie the boys will be seeing these holidays. And if you’re going to see it too then there is a special offer with thanks to Duracell – purchase 2 x packs of Duracell for a free popcorn when you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas (2 packs at Coles, Bunnings Warehouse, Target or IGA, or 1 (large) pack at Costco to be eligible). Find out more here.
Christmas is coming and toys are always on the Christmas wish list so as a special giveaway and with thanks to Duracell, I have $1000 in Toys ‘R’ Us vouchers to giveaway to retro mummy readers. Each prize comes with a pack of Duracell Ultra Batteries too.
1st prize : 1 x $500 Toys ‘R’ Us voucher is up for grabs
5 runner up prizes of $100 Toys ‘R’ Us vouchers.
You just need to let me know who the biggest Star Wars fan in your house is.…………………..
If you’ve got a photo of your Star Wars fan, then even better upload in the comments. I think we have Darth Vader Jr on our hands since this was our 3 year old as soon as the toys were out of the box.
Good luck and may the force be with you (sorry, I couldn’t help myself with that one!)
Giveaway is open to Australian residents, full terms of my giveaways can be found here, you can enter in the comments on this blog post or on the Facebook posts for this giveaway, and entries close 15 December 2015.