Sunday, November 23, 2008
Beyond the Ordinar-E
The great thing about being parents, is that a month before Christmas, you can buy your child this movie, pull it out on a Saturday night after your beloved child has gone to bed, and enjoy a much-needed date night. Along with being long overdue (as the parents of two young boys) is the heightened excitement of doing something sneaky and secretive. The best part is, you see, that after opening the movie for your date night viewing pleasure, you put it back in its case, hide it in the sock drawer where it will stay for the next month until you wrap it up to be opened by your unsuspecting child Christmas morning!
Do I feel guilty? No way, as a middle child I am cursed with the "staying up late for absolutely no reason" syndrome, because my whole childhood I went to bed certain that my older siblings and parents were going to do "really fun" things after I went to bed. So I feel satisfied and vindicated proving that my feelings as a six year-old were all valid...plus its a great movie. You should watch it too.