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Dec
15
2016
Dec 15, 2016

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Oh the weather outside is…well, white.  It’s December 15 and we’ve had our first real snowfall. I like all the fluffy white stuff. Snow always makes the day seem brighter and it certainly cheers me up despite the cold wintry chill. Snow is magical until it starts to melt and turns into a dismal grey brown mess. It can’t be helped but it sure is beautiful and zen while the fluffiness lasts.

There are 10 days left before Christmas and I’m nowhere near ready. There are presents to buy, cookies to bake (a mountainous feat all on its own), and I’m determined not to be overwhelmed by this tickle in my throat. I am NOT getting sick. The tree is up but there are no decorations on it yet. I still have 10 days, right?

Plenty of time…

NOT.

Given that my brain isn’t quite up to par today, I’ve asked my big kid to pinch hit and help me out with the rest of this post. Passing the baton off to Jenny:

First of all, why is it a baton and not a chicken bone? Yes, that’s me, Jenny. Winter is very nice. Here are some completely useless but fun things to do during the winter:

Number 1: Slide down a hill on your knees. Best to wear your snow pants or your knees will get all weird and clammy looking.

Number 2: Shovel your driveway, not completely useless but not exactly fun. It’d be more fun if you dyed the snow green but you probably wouldn’t use all that food colouring to dye your driveway green.

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Number 3: Go on your computer and type gibberish. Example: fjwe;aoirtuhg;lasjkdfl;aj. There, perfect. Pure gibberish. It’s fun, creative, and completely useless but fun!

Number 4: Go on your computer and type gibberish. NO, wait. I did that already. How about catching snowflakes with your tongue? Just don’t dive too close to the ground and scrape your tongue. That would hurt. I knew someone who did that…NO, just kidding!

Number 5: Go sledding. This is a notch higher than sliding down the hill on your knees and may be a bit safer so your knees won’t get completely bonked and clammy. Note: number 1 and 5 require snow. If you’re sledding on a sidewalk, it’s pretty much pointless.

Number 6: Decorate your Christmas tree. We still need to do that. (It WILL get done.)

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Number 7: Have a snowball fight. Just don’t throw the snowballs too hard and use snow, don’t use rocks. Or, pine cones. Or, your dad’s antique desk.

Number 8: Watch a movie. A good choice would be “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” or “Elf”.

Number 9: Tell a joke. Pick a good joke, not one like “What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?” ‘Where’s my tractor?’

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Number 10: Bake some cookies. If you want, you can use and knife and make cool shapes like glasses, ears, lips, figs. Yes, I said figs.

Well, that’s 10 things you can do during the winter. Passing the chicken bone back to my mom.

Thanks, daughter! You can see, she’s quite the hilarious creative writer, much better than what I could have come up with today.

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Today’s post is dedicated to all our readers at ThingsThatWeDo.com. As the weather gets colder and winter comes into full effect, we hope you’re all embracing each day for all its worth. Embrace the ups and downs, the ‘oh no…I forgot’ moments (which according to my daughter I’ve had a lot of!) to the ‘OH NOOOOO…’ (thankfully, I’ve had fewer of these) but most importantly take the time to appreciate what matters most to you.

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Aug
6
2016
Aug 6, 2016

finding doryHello there, folks. I know I haven’t posted in a month or two but here I am now – Jenny from ThingsThatWeDo.com. Today I’m doing a post on this good movie called ‘Finding Dory’ about a fish who can’t remember anything.

I saw the movie in the theatre and it was very good. Like I said before, the movie is about a fish who can’t remember anything. One day, while Dory was asleep somehow (I can’t remember) she remembered that she had a family.

Yowza!

From the old Finding Nemo movie, Dory gets Marlin and Nemo to help find her family. On the way, she ends up in the marine life centre because she ends up tangled in plastic garbage. The marine staff think she’s injured so they bring her back to the marine life institute. An octopus named Hank came to see her when she was in her tank and he told her she had a tag on her fin that said she was going to Cleveland. He wanted her tag because he had bad memories of the ocean and wanted to go to Cleveland. So, eventually, she promises that if he helps her find the open ocean exhibit (where she thinks her parents are) she’ll give him the tag.

Eventually, Dory finds her parents near the edge of California. I’ll leave the rest of it for you to figure out.

Mom Question: Did you like the movie?

Jenny’s Answer: Yes.

Q: Why?

A: Because it had a good meaning like fish belong in the water and it’s also about family like you’ll never forget your family no matter where you go even if you’re forgetful like this fish! It’s also important to recycle because you can get fish in hot water!

p.s. Dory suffers from short term memory loss

Q: Funniest part of the movie?

A: There are a lot of funny parts…um…I like Destiny the whale shark and Bailey the beluga whale. They were funny!

Q: Do you think Finding Dory is a good movie for children of all ages?

A: Yes, even adults too! It’s got a good meaning for everyone!

Final Thoughts?

The Finding Dory movie was really good and I hope you watch it. Final words: recycle, be good to your family, and have hope!

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Dec
6
2015
Dec 6, 2015

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Hi there, folks. It’s me Jenny and I’m here to talk about one of my favourite books called “Mrs. Piggle Wiggle”. The main line is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle cures these children who have big problems. Some of the problems include never wanting to go to bed, taking too small of a bite while you’re eating, and never wanting to take a bath. Their parents usually call Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and then she comes up with a cure. So, they’re not huge problems but they’re funny because Mrs. Piggle Wiggle cures are the weirdest cures you’ve ever heard of. – Continue Reading

Dec
5
2015
Dec 5, 2015
Posted in: A Kid's POV

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and the bells are jingling in the air!

Hi, this is Jenny, and it’s my birthday! No, I’m joking. It’s almost Christmas! Today, I went on a horse carriage ride – it was so cute!!! I’m really excited for Christmas but I still haven’t gotten my tree yet. Here’s some handy tips for you, my folks, on Christmas:

1. Buy your presents in June. I know it sounds crazy but my local supplies store starts getting Halloween stuff in July. We got Christmas stuff in October so maybe somewhere by you, they’ll come out really early so you can get a head start. They might have better gifts then anyway.

2. Don’t cook. Maybe you could just get some food from your local store or cook simply. Yes, I know your guests probably wouldn’t appreciate cold sandwiches but a turkey with a few other doo dahs would be just fine. After all, the true meaning of Christmas is family!

3. Decorate your house but start small. It may be too crazy to deck every banister and every wall in your house so why not focus on some streamers and baubles? Add some homemade decorations and that way you could spend with your kids too and it’ll all be done!

4. Sleep well. ZZZzzzz. Oh sorry, I dozed off there. Make sure you get a good sleep for the holidays. Don’t stay up too late and don’t get stressed. You know that your great aunt is coming over for dinner and that your kids want an iPad but at least try to sleep well.

5. Enjoy family. All joking aside, Christmas is all about family. Over the Christmas holidays, I love spending time with my parents and family.

Bye for now and hope you have a great Christmas! Gotta run off and watch America’s Funniest Home Videos now!!

Jenny, ThingsThatWeDo.com

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Nov
28
2015
Nov 28, 2015

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Hi, I’m back. Can you guess who I am? Am I Joe? Am I Bob? No! I’m Jenny!! I’m posting about a cool toy called Plus-Plus. They are these interlocking blocks that are the same shape but can make so many different things.

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You can make 3D objects or 2D objects and you can put them together to make things like this cool person like I did.

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When you make 3D things, you just build upwards and they’ll all eventually connect to make something 3D. I’ve made so many structures like a basketball net so I can shoot little balls of paper towel through it, a pirate ship, and even a heart to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. I’ve made a flower garden that just barely stands up.

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I’ve also made an emoji that looks like a blockhead and I’m going to make a Minecraft guy one day.

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I like these Plus-Plus blocks because you can make so many different objects with them. My mom wanted to make a hamburger but she hasn’t figured that out yet. She keeps trying to make it one giant block but I told her she should try making separate pieces to make it easier. She could then stack them together. She likes these blocks because they’re easy to snap together and you can get your shape in a few minutes. It’s not too hard to make 3D objects because you just really have to stack them. I like these because they allow me to be creative. Even though all the pieces are the same size and shape, the objects you make always come out different (unless you want them to be the same).

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Well, that’s it for now folkies but be good and come back and read next time. My mom will be posting another day. Hope you’re getting ready for the holidays. My mom had a little tinsel problem. She kind of got tangled while decorating the tree. You’re probably thinking, “you’ve got the tree, already?!” but that’s another story. Anyway, bye for now!

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Ha ha, got you there again.

Bye now, Jenny.

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Jul
19
2015
Jul 19, 2015

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Hello, it is yours truly, Jenny from ThingsThatWeDo.com and it is really hot outside today but I am glad that summer is here. You can do lots of activities during the summer. Here are some summer tips:

1. When it’s hot outside, go to another place inside that is cooler. Going to another place that is cooler is more energy efficient because you are using the air conditioning that other people are using and it’s more energy efficient than using the air conditioning in your own home with few people in it.

2. Try a fan. Using a fan saves much more energy than air conditioning because it’s smaller and doesn’t use as much energy.

3. Stay safe. During the summer, you have to drink a lot of water because when you’re outside in the heat, you can get dehydrated. This is because you sweat a lot and all the water comes out of your body. If you don’t drink enough water, you’ll dehydrate. Also, wear a hat and put on sunscreen. The sun’s rays are powerful and can damage your skin which can lead to skin cancer. When you wear a hat, it protects your face and sunscreen protects the rest of your body if you’re wearing short sleeves and shorts. Also, try wearing sunglasses. The UV rays are really high and can damage your eyes. Stay in the shade so that the sun doesn’t get on you too much especially during the hottest times of the day.

4. Fun summer activities. When it is not too hot outside, you should go outside and play. You can do many activities like swimming, water balloon fights, and play fun sports like soccer or lacrosse. If it’s really hot, then you can go indoors and go to places like museums, movies, and sometimes you can go to a fair (but that’s not indoors!).

Bye and I hope you have a great summer!

Contributed by: Jenny, resident writer, age 9 years, for ThingsThatWeDo.com

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Jun
21
2015
Jun 21, 2015
Posted in: A Kid's POV, Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - kids 2015Father’s Day 2015, can you believe it?

Question is: how will you spend today?

Some families make Father’s Day and every other holiday a lavish celebration. Others prefer to take a more relaxed and casual approach to these highlighted days. There is no right or wrong to how you choose to spend today. The key is to embrace its meaning in a form that works for your family.

Here’s a little caption from Jenny, ThingsThatWeDo.com’s regular contributor:

“The meaning of Father’s Day is to spend time with dad and to have fun with him and thank him for all that he’s done. Father’s Day is wonderful because dads always treat you so you have to treat them back. Like, dad takes you to the park so you should get him a card at least!”

Yes, spoken like a true 9 year old with that quirky humour and all.

Things to do: celebrate that special parental figure in your life. Maybe, it’s your father or maybe it’s the wise neighbor who’s always looked out for you or maybe it’s that mentor in your life who’s been your solid foundation. Whoever it is, appreciate that gift, commemorate that gift.

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May
18
2015
May 18, 2015

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Today I’m letting my big kid, Jenny, take over on the product reviews. Read on to find out what she thinks about this Twisted Critters book from the folks at Klutz. Why do it all myself when she’s perfectly capable of it too? Take it away, Jenny!

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Hi, I’m Jenny from ThingsThatWeDo.com and today I’m posting about a book that I have called Klutz Twisted Critters Pipe Cleaner Book. It is a cool book and you can do many pipe cleaner things with it. – Continue Reading

May
10
2015
May 10, 2015
Posted in: A Kid's POV, Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - kid superheroHello friends! I’m here again (it’s Jenny in case you didn’t know. Not BOB.) for a Mother’s Day post. I know I posted recently on our anniversary but I have to post today because some things just NEED me. That’s right, NEED me, because I am soooo special. Well, in this case, Mother is very special too because it’s Mother’s Day!!!!

So, mommy shall be the important one here. I have 3 paragraphs on mommies. Mommies are very interesting, that’s why I need 3 paragraphs. Not 1, not 2, not 4. One and two aren’t enough and four is too many because saying stuff about mommies like ‘my mommy’s favourite flower is an Iris’ is not important enough so I’m not going to tell you that. It’s not important at all.

1. How can mommies do so much work?

How can they do so much work? They feed us, they play with us, they pick flowers with us, they bake with us. Well, actually, they bake and we help that is, if you’re a kid. They tuck you into bed and yet they find time to make their coffee. Yep, that’s right. Coffee, but if you don’t like coffee, tea is fine. They get our stuff done and their stuff done too. They run around so much. How can they not be tired?!?! I think I’d be really tired. It’s hard to do so much stuff. I’m just a kid but I think I’d still be tired. I mean, everyone probably is. Yeah, so think about that and they go to work. At least they get paid, that’s how they get us food and toys. Yeah, if they didn’t go to work, you wouldn’t have gotten that new Lego Hero Factory set. Yep, that’s right. Oh, and by the way, my mom is typing for me right now. I know, so random.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - kid pic2. The Life of a Mommy.

I know mommies can do lots of work. They can play and do lots of other things but the main question is ‘how can they find time to do all of it?’ Well, mommies can do work because they have huge brains. Their big brains are good at time management and can find the exact time to do work, to get it done on time, and go ‘snap, done’. Then, they look at their work and say, ‘wow, done. Now, I can do something else.’ Another part of a mommy’s life is making lots of decisions. They have to do decide what to do. Decisions include: what to eat for dinner, what time for me to go to bed, what to wear to go to work, and what my breakfast should be. There are also many more decisions. So, a mommy can do lots of different things but they really want to go home. So, when my mommy comes home I’m very glad to see her. I hug her a lot and kiss her and we hang out. Then we have dinner and then it comes time for bed, I usually say, “wow mommy, that was very yummy spaghetti.’ and then my mommy smiles and says, “I can still smell some of your spaghetti breath!” and then I say, “you are very funny mommy.”

3. MY mommy.

My mommy is very wonderful. She takes care of me well and she lives a normal life. Sometimes, me and my mommy go outside and look at the sky. We do other fun things too. We go to the park, the swimming pool, take a walk in the neighborhood, eat out together, you know, stuff like that. We watch shows together, go on vacation together, and we do this site together! My mommy loves me for who I am and she always will. I love my mommy for who she is and I always will. My mommy says, ‘when you fall, pick yourself up’ and I say, ‘if a ceiling tile falls on your head, call the repair company and tell them to fix it.’ I know, I know. Odd philosophy.:) If you don’t understand what ‘when you fall, pick yourself up’ means, it means, it’s okay to make a mistake. Learn from it, then move on. It’s like if you made a mistake on your test from 17 + 8 and you didn’t re-group, you have to learn to re-group and then you’ll do better on the next test if that kind of question comes up.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - swans 2013I wish all mommies a Happy Mother’s Day. I bet your kids really love you as a mommy and I hope that you life a good life and your kids know how much work you do even if you don’t know.

From Jenny at ThingsThatWeDo.com, not BOB.

p.s.my mom’s favourite colour is turquoise.

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May
7
2015
May 7, 2015
Posted in: A Kid's POV, Thoughts

thingsthatwedo.com pic - candleHello friends! I’m Jenny from ThingsThatWeDo.com and I came from the planet Mars. Haha, just joking. I came from Earth. Guess what? It’s a special day today. It’s our birtdhday. How old are we turning?! I don’t even know! 🙂

ThingsThatWeDo.com is turning 4. Wow, since we’re 4, we’re actually going to ask each other 4 questions. Here are the 4 questions my mom asked me: – Continue Reading

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