Friday, February 18, 2005

Friday Night At the Movies

I don't recommend going to a movie on a Friday night at 7:00 p.m., mainly because everyone else in town goes to movies on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. I prefer Tuesday nights, which is when I'll have to see "Million Dollar Baby" or "Hotel Rawanda," which were my first choice movies for tonight. Instead, I saw "Hitch," which was passably amusing. I am trying to see all the movies nominated for "Best Picture." I still have three to go before February 27.

I noticed three teenagers at the movie theater tonight wearing flip-flops, ankle bracelets and capri pants. Spring has sprung, apparently, even though I didn't get the memo and wore my fleece pull-over and sneakers to the movies. The crocuses might be in full bloom, but frost covers the grass each morning lately. (I did notice that blossoms are about to burst forth on the trees, however--but I'm still not baring my ankles in public quite yet.)

I have to say I am now obsessed with checking out the web-cam in Hawaii (link a few posts down). Just in case you were wondering.

All my kids have some kind of low-grade virus--headaches, upset tummies. Nothing serious--just cranky kids. Babygirl was better today than yesterday, though, so I think she'll be completely well tomorrow. She asked to go to bed tonight at 7:30 p.m. I highly recommend having your challenging kids first and then wrapping up your parenting with an easy, compliant child.

Yesterday, I had a grand total of nine children in my house at one time. And I wasn't throwing a party, either! I was babysitting three, two were neighbors and four were my own. The six boys played in the backyard. They set up forts and grabbed sticks for swords and Nerf guns with no ammunition and whooped and hollered and squinted in the sunshine and shivered in the shade.

Spring is good. Even if we can't figure out whether flip-flops or fleece is appropriate. Maybe flip-flops and fleece? Maybe flip-flops made from fleece?


Blogger Square1 said...

9?! You are a braver soul than I. I tip my hat to you.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Butterfly said...

One year I saw all the nominated movies. It was great but required me to actually catch a couple movies by myself.

That was something I thought I'd never do but it was actually quite liberating. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Good luck in your quest.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Life's Laundry said...

I had my challenging children in the middle. This last one has been a dream - apparently, I paid all my dues during that horrible pregnancy.

I've noticed that kids here wear stuff like that when it is 35 degrees outside - go figure.

I haven't been to the movies in ages........but I would really like to see Hotel Rawanda but I'll wait till DVD since movies like that are enormously upsetting to me and I like the ability to hit the pause button if needed.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jennefer said...

Spring?? You have spring where you are??? Oh I am so jealous. Snow snow snow... that's all I see here. *sigh*

4:05 PM  
Blogger Marykay said...

We're doing the "oscar dash" right now too. We are trying to see Aviator before Sunday. I've rented Ray and might watch it today.
I don't like Loud Snackers or Loud Talkers, or Frequent Pee-ers. They should be banned to an alternate theater. We've actually been known to get up and move to new seats during a movie if someone was talking near us.

4:31 AM  

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