Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So, who caught the Oscars on Sunday? C'mon...I know all 15 of you are out there. I watched the last ten minutes. I used to love the Oscars...never missed them. And then two things happened. 1) The movies that they nominate for everything became movies no one actually saw or cared about and 2) I had kids. Before we had kids, we loved going to the movies. We made it a point to see every movie nominated for best picture before the Oscars so that we could judge if the best movie really won. Although I will say, we drew the line at Brokeback Mountain because, well, I don't see Colin sitting through that. But since kids, attending the movies is no longer a part of our life experience. Before C was born, I said that we were NOT going to give up going to the movies. Yeah, well, mark that with the other stupid things I said before we had kids (along with, my kids will not sleep in the bed with me, my kids will behave during church, my kids will be more than two years apart, my kids will never have a snotty nose in public, I could go on).


Lately, I've been trying to teach Cason the meaning of "obey." I might as well be trying to teach him the unified theory of physics. I say things like, "You need to obey mom and daddy." And says, "Obey," and gets really proud of himself but the lesson stops there. Inside he's really thinking, "Obey? Let the buzzword GO, for the love of humanity. I'm not going to obey. Not now, not ever. So why don't we cut the pretenses and go back to letting me do whatever the heck I want." I KNOW he's thinking that. I know it.

3 comments:

not so zen momma said...

Derek and I discussed that we haven't seen a movie in ten months...hmmm, little Van is ten months old...

We did see 27 Dresses for Nathan's birthday, what a chick flick!

Elizabeth said...

I don't see many movies, but it has nothing to do with having kids. It has everything to do with my pure enjoyment of plasma running through my body. Cause that's what I'd have to give up to afford to go see a movie these days. I heart RedBox!!

neesa said...

Emily,
Its your old friend Aneesa here. So I had a dream last night and you were in it. And hence, I hopped onto the world wide web highway and traveled to Midwest City, OK to find you. I guess I was just missing my old friend from Memorial Parkway Elementary- when life was so much more simple. When I found this site, I, of course, ogled of your two precious little ones (I see Cason got his daddy's brilliant red hair) and after reading some of your entries, realized not only how much I miss your humor and how much you used to make me laugh (hello, can anyone forget the time that I almost shot Oreos out of my nose on the school bus because you had me laughing so hard?), but also realized that no matter how much has changed- your witty humor is still there. Miss you girl! Shoot me an email- so I can get you my contact information... neesa4263@aol.com
PS- i have no idea of what i am doing on this whole blogging thing (yeah i know, i am 27 years old and cant blog.. screams geezer doesnt it..) so i think i posted this same note to something that you wrote a long time about the Cars Movie... teehee...