Sunday, August 17, 2008

it's a surprise

Sometimes we keep the kids in the dark about things. We plan on doing something, but don't tell them in case it doesn't work out. I don't like to see them disappointed when a fun event doesn't materialize. This way there is also no nonstop questioning about the upcoming event. Really, it's better for everyone this way. Much more sane. Anytime I can introduce sanity into my life is a good time.

During this longest break ever (ha ha ha) I planned on taking the kids to see a movie, but kept that information away from smallish ears.  Friday, as we were getting ready to go out of the house, the kids asked where we were going. "It's a surprise," I told them and refused to say any more. They were making tons of speculation about where our destination would be, including but not limited to: Chuck E. Cheese, painting pottery, Peter Piper Pizza (no, mommy hates that place), and bowling. 

As we got in the car, Heather didn't know where we were headed.

Neither did Stephanie. Ooops, honey. Apparently you got green watercolor paint on your arm this morning. 

The movie was playing at only one theater ~ one we don't normally go to ~ which was way across town. They really could not figure out where the heck we were going until we were right in the parking lot. It was really kinda funny.

We saw Kit Kittrege: An American Girl. I very highly recommend this movie. The kids really liked and even said so at the end. It was pretty funny and even a little sad at spots. I may or may not have almost cried. It was set in the Great Depression era. It allowed a good discussion with Stephanie about the Depression and what is going on with the economy today. I tried to keep that conversation as upbeat as possible, though. If you are interested in seeing it, you better hurry. Apparently it came out in early July (where was I?) so it's just about out of the theater.

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