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Wednesday, June 25 2014 02:05

Long Days, Summer Treats and... Chocolate Zombies? #KandyBar #WeaveMade #ad

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Klondike, but all my opinions are that of THE ROCK FATHER. #weavemade #KandyBar #ad http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH

We're four days into summer, and what I can tell you without hesitation is that our schedule here is hectic. Our days start at 7am, and Addie is in the midst of a two-week, half-day "Broadway Beginners" Theatre Camp five days a week, during which Little Finley and I have some one-on-one time until we have to go get big sister. Then, we spend most of the day playing hard - but three nights a week, we have Pee Wee Baseball. Guess who's coaching the team? Yep, this guy. Factor in all the on-the-fly adventures we get into, and by the mid-evening, everyone is beat. The girls are.... I am... and my wife sure is by the time she gets home. To cap off a good day, there's sort of a rule that if the girls are really good all day, they can have dessert - a "Sometimes Treat," as we tend to call it (something I've touched on here before) - but not every night, hence "sometimes." The kids love ice cream... and they love candy... so when I came across the new Klondike Kandy Bars at the local Jewel store, I snagged some as a surprise for the right moment.

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While we might be past the official "longest day of the year" already, there's sun going well into the evening, and to celebrate a great day, I let the girls get their first taste of the Klondike Kandy Bars last night - a perfect time for the sisters to take a seat at their Step2 Picnic Table and unwind a bit before bath and bed. For Addie, it was the Cookies & Cream. Little Finn? Fudge Crunch. But they shared a little bit, too, and the funny thing is, Finn became the "Chocolate Zombie" and devoured that Kandy Bar before breaking out what she (a two-year-old) professes to be her "zombie walk," or "walk... zombie," as she says.

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bathedbedWith Bath and Bed all done and the kids tucked-in, by 9:30pm I was at the gym, by 11 a quick stop at the store, and by 11:30 flipping into "Rock Father" mode to work on some things for the site until about 2am. 

Ya know what, though? In-between the late night running (and keeping within my daily calorie level since I'm doing the 2014 Fitness Challenge here on the site), yours truly took a few minutes to unwind himself... complete with the Caramel & Peanuts bar.

I think it's fair that I get a "sometimes treat," too... don't you? 
So... how did Kandy and Klondike get together, anyway? Michael Ian Black has the answer... and it's freaky!
James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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