DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES (Giveaway)12:16 PM
The first Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie is still one of our faves. We watch it regularly, and my kids and I find it to be one of the few movies that keep both the young ones and the adults entertained. While a little goofy at times, it reinforces good values through the trials and errors of a regular kid.
Now that the sequel is upon us, we are super-excited to give you the chance to win Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules on DVD before it is released on June 21st! But first, here is a fun feature we'd like to share:
Mommy’s Rules: A Guide to a Fool Proof Chore List
Greg Heffley is about to discover that there is something worse than middle school – his own family! Based on the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice™ Award for Best Book Series, the original film cast returns in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21st.
For Greg and Roderick’s mother, Susan( Rachael Harris, The Hangover), having a full house can take it’s toll, especially with these two. This flick takes sibling rivalry to entirely new levels as big brother and little brother wrestle through growing pains. Just back from summer vacation, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon, National Treasure: Book of Secrets) and his friend Rowley (Robert Capron, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) enter the next grade as undersized weaklings in their school. A bully favorite, Greg tries not to get noticed by anyone except the pretty new girl, Holly Hills (Peyton List, 27 Dresses). And at home, Greg is still at war with his older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick, “Degrassi”), until their mom Susan instigates a ‘Mom Bucks’ program so Greg and Rodrick can earn play money by doing chores and—gasp!—being nice to each other. Calamity ensues when their parents return from vacation and dad Frank (Steve Zahn, A Perfect Getaway) finds evidence that Rodrick secretly threw a houseparty with his band, Löded Diper. As they struggle with school and compete for ‘Mom Bucks,’ the brothers discover that avoiding trouble is easier if they unite—and their once-twisted partnership grows into a hilariously playful and sometimes mischievous friendship.
If you’re like Susan, and you have a bunch of unruly kids on your hands, it’s time to kick them into shape with our fool proof chore list that is sure to keep your kids busy all summer! Have your kids earn their “Mom Bucks” by taking care of their chores. With hints and tips on what to have the kids assist with including; taking out the trash, washing the car and tidying their room – there’s no reason why a little ‘Susan’ inspired discipline won’t have your household running smoothly.
Susan’s “Mom Bucks” trickCLEAN UP YOUR ROOMIt’s no mystery that kids hate cleaning their rooms. A nice mommy trick is to make the process of organizing and picking up fun. Think of ways to keep your kids mentally engaged so that it doesn’t feel too much like work, or at least make them think it isn’t work! Try reading them a chapter from an excited book as they keep their little hands moving. Consider renting out books on cds when you have a full plate and need some mommy solo time.TAKE OUT THE TRASHIt’s a chore that needs to be done everyday, and sometimes more than once, when you have a full house of kids. Give your kids a schedule for trash duty. Assign your kids their own “trash day” so that they know, say, “Wednesday” is Tommy’s day and “Monday” is Susie’s day. Keep your kids on this routine so they don’t get off track. Before you know it, you might not even have to remind them. One can only dream!WASH THE CARWashing the car is a good chore for your pre-teen/teen to get started on. In fact, they might find it a fun acitivity to do during the summer. Suggest a “car wash party” and have them invite a couple of their friends over to help out. Kids love a good splash fight and their reward can be pizza for everyone.DO THE LAUNDRYAnother chore that is ideal for the pre-teen/teen age group is helping to do the laundry. Teaching your kids how to do the laundry is an essential tool they will need in the future. Get them started early so they make it a part of their weekly chores. Eventually, they should be able to wash their own clothes. For the smaller age group, have them help you fold the laundry. Make it a game of color coordination and have them group the folds by colors.WASH THE DISHESWashing dishes is probably one of the least favorite things to do in chore world. Even for super Mommies! Like taking out the trash, kids should have a “dish day” and it should be a part of their regular routine. Another trick, is to have everyone clean up after themselves individually. Make it so that everyone washes their own dish after dinner is wrapped up. That way, no one gets stuck with wrinkly hands and it saves everyone, especially Mommy, lots of time!
We'll give you until June 21th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. You can enter one time total per day (for each entry after the first entry, simply comment with "Today's entry!".) Giveaway is open to U.S and Canada. 18+ only, and be sure to give us a way to contact you if you win! (Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!)