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Published: Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 2:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 2:03 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — A photo quickly went viral after it was posted on Facebook Wednesday.
In the photo posted on Facebook by Kayli Rene' Photography, the late father of Taos Sharry and husband of Sierra Sharry was Photoshopped to create a special memory for the family.
"...This is how I picture us. Taos and I living our lives the best we can with Lane ALWAYS watching over our shoulder. He is watching out for his little boy better than anyone and i know he's got to be so proud. I love my little family sooooo much and I'm proud to be the mother to Lanes little boy."
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:06 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Theme-parkgoers at Disney World are always trying to crack the code to see when it’s the best time to visit.
Channel 9’s Jamie Holmes crunched the wait time numbers and learned the quieter times at the park are changing.
Peter Pan has been flying over Neverland since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. The wait time is still among the longest of all the rides at all four parks.
The website said on average the wait to get on the Peter Pan ride in December was 74 minutes. It January, the wait time edged down to 72 minutes.
EasyWDW said the best time to ride Peter Pan is in September with a 49-minute wait.
“September is the one lull after the end of summer and the start of Halloween and convention season, which makes it a great time to go, especially on weekdays, and even weekends in September aren't that bad,” said Rick Munarriz, with The Motley Fool.
To add to the crowds, Brazil is slowly emerging from a recession and the euro is stronger.
Financial analysts have said with the Toy Story and Star Wars attractions coming soon, the quieter times may be gone forever.
"This may be the end of the slow season as we know it. Which is good for Orlando tourism in general, but maybe not so good for us as pass holders,” Munarriz said.
Disney didn't comment for the story.
Wait times don't always reflect park attendance.
Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:29 PM
LOS ANGELES — Christina Aguilera delivered a tribute to the late Whitney Houston that only a vocalist of her caliber could do.
At Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Aguilera celebrated the 25th anniversary of Houston’s blockbuster movie “The Bodyguard” and its top-selling soundtrack.
Beginning her set in a black pantsuit and a singular spotlight, Aguilera sang the a capella opening of “I Will Always Love You,” transitioning to the big note before going into “I Have Nothing,” followed by “Run to You,” a song Houston herself has praised Aguilera for singing.
Assisted by a choir, Aguilera ended her tribute with “I’m Every Woman” recieving a standing ovation.
Watch the full performance below.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:39 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — After getting calls about mothers leaving their kids in freezing temperatures, police are warning parents not to leave their children in their vehicles.
A mother left her two young children in a car as she spoke with friends for more than 45 minutes, according to WXIN.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer Stephen Jones found an 11-year-old girl clutching her 2-year-old brother inside a Toyota Corolla around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Castleton Square Mall. The outside temperature was 8 degrees at the time, according to WXIN.
The girl told Jones she had the keys to the car but had turned it off. Jones asked her to turn on the car.
Jones went into the mall and found the 29-year-old mother speaking with a group of her friends in front of a store. She was very apologetic.
Jones filed a report with the Department of Child Services and warned the woman to never leave her children alone again, according to WISH.
Hours earlier, police had also responded to a call that a woman left her son, 4, and daughter, 7, in a car in freezing temperatures for more than an hour, according to WISH.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:53 PM
— At the age of 5, most kids are still learning the basics of counting, but one Georgia mom has tasked her 5-year-old with not only counting but learning the art of financial planning.
Essence Evans has received international attention for her recent Facebook post, about requiring her 5-year-old daughter to pay toward the family’s rent, water, electricity, cable and food. Evans, who says she lives in Georgia, said in a Facebook post Jan. 14, that she gives her daughter a $7 allowance each week, so paying rent is a way to teach her some “real world” concepts.
“I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves,” Evans wrote. “So, I make her give me $5 dollars back. $1 for rent $1 for water $1 for electricity $1 for cable and $1 for food.”
Her daughter gets to keep $2 for herself or for saving.
I MAKE MY 5 YEAR OLD PAY RENT. Every week she gets $7 dollars in allowance. But I explained to her that in the real...Posted by Essence Evans on Sunday, January 14, 2018
The post has since been shared more than 314,000 times, and there are more than 44,000 comments, mainly praising Evans’ efforts to teach her daughter responsibility.
“I think this is absolutely amazing! It is a great way to teach her how the real world works and to get her a little savings account of her own so she has a good start when she moves out or goes to college or whatever she chooses to do,” Jennifer Barfield wrote in response to the post.
Cathy White Stark agreed, writing that Evans is “a fantastic parent! Kids are clueless how things work and yes,they have this sense of entitlement. ... Good job.”
Some supporters even told personal stories of how similar tactics served them well.
“My father did that with me. I never complained. But when he died. He left me close to $28,000.00 I was shocked,” wrote Jim Koloski.
While the chorus of praise resonates throughout most of social media, there have been some who call her methods a bit much for a 5-year-old.
Is ‘cleaning after herself’ not enough responsibility for a 5yr old? Is it necessary to burden them w concepts that require a certain level of maturity? Can the child decide to move and rent elsewhere? In a way, the lesson being taught is how to remain a compliant hostage!— p v (@misterptweets) January 18, 2018
At 5 years old, the she should be teaching life skills appropriate for her age. This is not it. Parent fail.— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) January 18, 2018
Some applauded the general idea but critiqued Evans for charging her child for necessities, even if just a small fee.
I read the article. The mother's got the right idea about savings but the wrong approach to instill it. A 5YO child shouldn't be told she has to "pay" for basic necessities like shelter and food. This could set the stage for undue anxiety and fears about her security.— Lyn Powell (@vlynpowell) January 18, 2018
Evans’ Facebook post and the conversation around it have been featured on “Loose Women,” a television program in the United Kingdom, and several online news sites.