Giveaway: Tickets to see Annie on stage at Walton Arts Center!


Happy Monday, mamas, and guess what? The sun’ll come out TODAY because we’re giving away Annie tickets!

One lucky mama will win FOUR tickets to see Annie on stage on opening night, Tuesday, Nov. 24th.

FYI, there will be 8 opportunities to see the Annie show at WAC, November 24-29.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Add a bit of theatrical flair to your family’s holiday plans! This Thanksgiving, the world’s best-loved musical returns to Walton Arts Center for the first time since 2007.

This production of Annie is a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

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HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win these tickets, just click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us which household chore makes you want to sing “It’s the hard knock life!” Is it doing the dishes? Mopping the floors? Folding fitted sheets? 🙂

You can also email your answer to us at

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We’ll choose the two winners on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!


  1. All aspects of laundry, gathering, sorting, washing, drying, folding and putting away!

  2. Cleaning the showers! UGH. And washing textured tile floors. Whoever thought textured tile would be a super-great option for flooring obviously did not clean his/her own floors.

  3. I hate matching socks and picking up thrown food from the babies in their high chairs only to have them pelt me with more food while in doing it.
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  4. All the dust that settles under the living room furniture!! I have wood floors 🙂 I normally stretch before I take on this chore!!

  5. With a family of 7, Including 3 adopted kids, I would have to say laundry is our least favorite chore. It seems to never end. Annie is our favorite movie and I would love to take my girls.

  6. I hate vacuuming, and I have a hairy beast of a dog that gets dog hair all over the carpet, which makes me need to vacuum even more! I hope I win because Nov. 24th is also my birthday! 🙂

  7. Keeping up with laundry for a family of 6 is a NEVER ENDING task! Just when I thought I’m caught up, it’s like a new load appears from thin air!

  8. Seriously dislike doing dishes! I watched Annie over and over as a kid and now my daughter loves it just as much! We’d love to go!!

  9. Oh my I would love to win this!

    My least favorite chore would be picking up random pieces of papers that get laid all over the house by all my family members! 😉

  10. Also commented on Facebook, but forgot to mention in my earlier comment. 🙂

  11. Laundry! I told my husband when I met him that I hate doing laundry. It’s the one thing I wish I had someone to do for me.

  12. DISHES!!!! The chore itself I don’t mind so much, I just feel like it is never ending. There is always a dirty dish in the sink!!!

  13. Laundry….I can wash & dry all day long…. but folding and putting away makes me want to scream!

  14. Mopping floors…with kids and dogs it is required daily in my house.

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  15. Right now all of them (I’m pregnant lol)…. But mostly bathrooms…. I hate to clean the bathrooms!!!

  16. LAUNDRY, but mopping is a close second!! My girls love Annie and my little red head can really belt out “its a hard knock life”

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  17. The dishes and folding /putting away laundry! ! My kids love Annie and would be so excited to see it! I follow on Facebook and receive the newsletter. Thanks

  18. Laundry and dishes! Those are the chores that are never fully done. There’s always more of them to do!

  19. It has to be folding and putting away laundry…laundry always makes me say Tomorrow! 🙂

  20. Any and all housework! Laundry, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning toilets, dusting. You name it, I hate it! Waiting for a Daddy Warbucks to hire me a housekeeper!

  21. I saw Annie in the movie theater on July 23, 1982 and later that afternoon my mom gave birth to my baby brother. Never forget this movie. So like Annie songs I’ll do the windows then the floors in case I drip!!!

  22. LAUNDRY!!!!!! Sort, wash, dry…. All ok. But FOLD annnnnd PUT AWAY?! Just too much!!!! Ugh!!!!!

  23. LAUNDRY!! All of it…washing, drying, putting away! YUCK! Even the kiddos agree!! 🙂

  24. I can’t stand putting the laundry away! My girls literally sing, “It’s a hard knock life” when they are told to clean their room. Haha

  25. I really hate mopping and dusting…those two chores get neglected the most

  26. I try to trick myself into loving to clean by chanting how lucky I am to have a house. If that works, I prance around cleaning gleefully singing Anothe One Bites The Dust or Desperado. Toilets, though? When it is toilet time, my tune changes.

  27. Laundry, it is a process. Sort, Wash, Dry, Fold, Hang or put away!!!!!! LAUNDRY MULTIPLIES!!!!!!

  28. Definitely scrubbing toilets and tubs! I loathe cleaning the bathrooms!! Mopping comes in a very close second, though!

  29. I would have to say dusting furniture or hardwood floors. My least favorite chore of all!!

  30. omg me and my daughter love love annie;) I hate mopping and think of this song from time to time.

  31. Frickin’ Laundry!!!!! It’s never-ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. I’m going to go with cleaning toilets! I’m thankful for indoor plumbing, but hate cleaning toilets! (And I break into “It’s A Hard Knock Life” anytime my kids start to complain, they love it!)

  33. Cleaning out from under my son’s bed! I never know what is growing under there and if I will make it out alive! I could change the words to “little boys..little boys”…

  34. Laundry…you wash, dry, iron, fold and when you get the last load in…another has already accumulated!!

  35. I hate cleaning the barthrooms. I’m not sure why it’s such a big deal but it just irks me. Ugh.

  36. Picking up (or ensuring the culprit picks up) dirty clothes tossed on the floor within feet of the hamper!!

  37. I despise laundry. There needs to be a magical button to wash, dry and fold it all 🙂 would make like such a not “hard knocks life”

  38. What’s a Hard Knock Life chore for me?? LAUNDRY!! ALL of it! My husband has at least 3 wardrobe changes a day–worse than any woman I know haha

  39. Cleaning blinds, ceiling fans and light fixtures makes it a hard knock life!

  40. It’s a hard knock life when cleaning the bathroom and toilet used by three boys and then some!

  41. Not sure which one I dislike the most–folding and putting away laundry or hand washing dishes!

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  42. What is it about touching old gross food in the sink!? Yuck!!!!!

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  43. Cleaning the shower is probably my least favorite thing to do, but the never ending job of laundry is a pretty close second. : )

  44. I hate all chores but especially dishes! I don’t like sticking my hands into the nasty water & scrubbing off food! Yuk!!

  45. All things CHORE is the hard knock life for me right now!! 8.5 months pregnant with baby number 5 and it takes an act of congress to wobble while I clean 🙂 Would love to bring my older 3 to see our favorite production!

  46. After dinner dishes make me sing, “it’s a hard knock life”! I love cooking for my family but after eating and sharing our day I feel like its back to the grind for mommy. Even with little helpers the pots and pans are the chore.

  47. Cleaning the litter box, mopping, and cleaning out bathroom sink drains! Ewww!

  48. Making the bed after the dogs and my fiancé have been rolling in them all night!!

  49. My family would absolutely love this! They are coming from Illinois. It has been really hard living so far away, and this would be a wonderful time to reconnect.

  50. Oh, folding laundry and putting it away, only to turn around and see my toddler beside an unfolded pile of said outfits I just put away!

  51. Blinds! They collect every particle that enters the house and are the biggest pain to clean!

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  52. I hate doing dishes! There are four of us and I don’t have a dishwasher!

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