Sunday, October 19, 2014
A Boy and His Dad
And since Abe and Cannon were off to have such a fun time, I decided to take the rest of the gang to the discount theater to see Maleficent. We hadn't seen it and I was a little bit hesitant because I don't feel comfortable when stories are twisted so that evil is portrayed as good and vice versa. However, I was very, very pleased with the movie. It was excellent and we all enjoyed it and had good discussion on the way home. Good post-movie discussion is what makes a good movie for me!
I didn't do any kids' book clubs last year because I just felt I ought not to. That was the right decision considering the pregnancy and new calling-- it would have been too much. I couldn't help myself this year and we're back at it. I missed doing it last year and I missed reading as much to the kids. When I didn't have a scheduled book club it was too easy to skip our read aloud time.
Now the trick is to balance out reading books that are directed to the older kids with those for the younger. We just finished reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow last week. It was great fun and good for October. Now we're onto a very sweet book I highly recommend called Wonder.
Having grown up in the military and having frequently been the one to move away, this shouldn't be such a big deal to me. But it is. It seriously bums me out when people move away. Logically, I really do know it is nothing personal. But it kind of feels like getting dumped. I guess I'd rather be the one moving away and doing the dumping. I suppose it would not be in good taste to pray that their house closing falls through and they decide to stay?
Yeah, I didn't think so.