SomeoneElsesKids Reader Favorites

I know it is hard to motivate readers to comment on blog entries. It is amazing that the number of comments on any blog is a very small percentage of readers. It is actually like that in the talk radio business too. Only 1-2 % of listeners ever call in.
Nonetheless, I’m putting the call out to Someone Elses Kids readers:
– What was your favorite entry this past year?
– What made you laugh?
– What made you recognize yourself or your family?

Would you take your children to a casino?

Las Vegas sure did a goob job the last few years making itself over as a family destination. (Apparently, what is now happening and staying in Vegas is overstuffed diaper bags and strollers.) When I visited Las Vegas a few years ago, I was amazed by the amount of parents with small children who were walking around on the streets and in the shopping and attraction areas of the casinos. (No one under 21 is admitted into the gambling areas.)

Still, are Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or the Connecticut casinos really the place for kids?

Building A Snowman

While we are on the topic of fun holiday traditions, here’s one that you can do all winter long – build a snowman!

With the inspiration provided by the Frosty the Snowman videos, what kid doesn’t want to build a snowman in his own yard and imagine that he “might come to life someday?”

I know they sell “snowman kits” these days, but if you don’t have one of those available, use the old standby carrot for the nose and an old hat from your own closet and you’re ready to go!

Christmas Caroling

I don’t think I ever realized just how many possible traditions one could have for the holidays until I started this series of blog entries. I hope they are reminding my readers of fond memories or they are inspiring them to start these traditions in their own families.

When you hear the words “Christmas caroling,” you probably think of a scene from a movie with carolers dressed in Victorian clothing strolling the streets of London and standing under black iron street lamps.

I don’t know how popular door-to-door street caroling is these days, but how about caroling at a specified location such as an elderly housing complex? When I was a kid, our church had a program that sent carolers to the houses of elderly church members who could not get outside. I participated for two or three years and saw many grateful people during that time. I remember that several elderly people cried and said that the singing was beautiful. (It may been in concept, but it definitely wasn’t in sound!)

Do you know of any Christmas caroling in your area?