You Choose The News - 11-10-17

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Elf On The Shelf Has Competition With “Reindeer In Here”

The holidays are almost here and that means the return of the Elf on the Shelf will soon be making his return to homes across the country. While some families look forward to the tradition of the scout elf hiding in different spots every night, others don’t care so much for his brand of Christmas cheer. That’s why one dad decided to create a rival for that elf and the Reindeer in Here was born.

Children’s author and father Adam Reed came up with the Reindeer in Here as a kind of anti-Elf on the Shelf. Instead of spying on the kids 24/7 for Santa and being off-limits for little hands to touch, the reindeer is “cute and cuddly” and comes to stay with families to learn about them and they can play with him, which kids are going to love.

"After naming their own reindeer, the child is encouraged to show it around, taking it to a different place each day, both inside and out of the house so that when Santa comes on Christmas Eve, he knows as much as possible about the child, how good they've been and exactly where to deliver the presents," the official Reindeer in Here website explains.

They even have a chart pointing out the differences between that old Elf on the Shelf and the adorable Reindeer. Among the positives for the reindeer, “children interact with it, children move it, take it anywhere,” and “no stress for parents.” And that right there is a selling point for sure! If you’re an Elf on the Shelf family, have fun with that tradition. But it’s nice to have options, especially if they make it easier on mom and dad.

Source: The Stir

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Little Girl Guesses Dad’s PayPal Password, Books Trip To Disney

We’ve heard stories before about kids accidentally running up big bills using apps and online stores without their parent’s permission, but one little girl in the U.K. had her sights set higher than that. And it was on purpose. How so? When nine-year-old Susan guessed her dad’s PayPal password, she booked a $1,300 trip to Disneyland Paris for herself.

When her dad, Ian Wilson, saw the $1,300 charge to his PayPal account, he immediately called to report it. But the company told him it was made using a device they considered normal and they didn’t think it was fraud. So he checked the Internet history on his phone and found a bunch of Disney sites he’d never visited. When he asked Susan, she admitted came clean.

It seems the little girl managed to book a whole Disneyland Paris trip for one, all while dad was asleep. Wilson didn’t have a password on his phone and after a few tries, Susan guessed his PayPal password and was able to plan her getaway. In all she spent $524.44 on flights and hotel gift cards, $280.68 on a VIP trip to the Eiffel Tower, and $513.74 on the Disneyland Express train and tickets to the Disney theme park.

Susan told her dad she has no idea how she spent so much money and he says she was brokenhearted and very sorry. “She had no idea what she was doing, I couldn’t even punish her for it,” Wilson says. So she didn’t get in trouble and dad didn’t get stuck with the bill. PayPal was willing to refund his money once they reclassified the charges as “family fraud.” Oh and he’s added a password to his phone so there won’t be a next time.

Source: The Stir


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