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.