Childhood is so fleeting isn’t it? Yeah, that was a rhetorical question. My children are 14, 11 and 9. They are growing up so fast, inside and out. As they get older, with their varied interests, it can be easier to grab special time with them individually. But as a mother I still value family time with the lot of them, but preferably minus the sibling fireworks that are known to go off when the three of them are in a room together, or a car together, or on the street together, or…well you get the idea. It’s hard to find a place to enjoy just such hallowed time, but recently I found one in Schaumburg, at a castle no less. Oh you read right, I said a castle. I took my family for some royal entertainment at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.
It was a remarkably memorable event. Not just because of the Princess training…
Or the jousting…
Or the specialty drinks…
Or the rib sticking food…
Well, what was left of it after my son got ahold of it.
He even tried to eat his sister’s colorful vegetarian meal that was a delightful alternative for those who don’t eat meat or just want lighter fare.
But I digress. The food was deliciously distracting. Even the memory of it. Wait, that’s what I was talking about, memories! Yes! Despite all that I listed above the greatest memory that I will carry with me from Medieval Times is the one of my kids laughing, hooting, hollering and best of all getting along. It made me feel like a queen. And for that I am deeply grateful.
I am so grateful that I want to share the opportunity with one of you. I have a family pack of four tickets to offer to one lucky MissLori.TV community member to create their own glorious family memory. The ticket four pack, which has a retail value of $240 by the way, must be used within 60 days of winning, and advanced registration is necessary for the show. The tickets are only good for the Schaumburg castle, therefore you should only enter if you or another family you cherish can be in the Chicago area for a show before November 7th.
How do you win? That’s easy, all you have to do is talk. Well, comment to be more exact. Let’s have a discussion about making quality memories with our children. You only need comment once to enter, but if you would like to improve your odds comment some more. The only rule is that your additional comments have to further the conversation in progress. They have to be in response to something someone else said, not just another stand alone comment. You can participate here and on the update about this contest on my Miss Lori facebook page. I will draw a winner on Friday 9/7/12 at noon so you must post a comment by 11:59am Friday September 7th, 2012 to be eligible.
So get thee to the commenting, there are tickets to be won. Your children won’t stay children forever. Make the most of the time you’ve got. Go Medieval on them!
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