So, what have you all got planned for Mother's Day this year?
I'm just hoping to improve on last year, and to that end I told Chris exactly what I wanted this year. One of my favourite bloggers has written a new book, It Sucked And Then I Cried: How I Had A Baby, A Breakdown, And A Much-Needed Margarita. I also asked for a gift certificate for Merry Maids to come and clean my house. I think I am getting one of those things. Probably the one that comes in an Amazon box.
I'm also toying with the idea of taking myself out to a movie this weekend. I find that's one thing I really miss, now that I'm a mom: the movie theatre experience. I love going out to the theater, stuffing myself with buttery popcorn and smuggled candy from the grocery store, spotting the typos in the pre-show advertising, waiting for the lights to dim. Watching all the previews, getting all excited about what's coming next. There was a time when I knew every single movie coming out. Now I look at the listings and don't recognize a single name. It doesn't help that we don't have cable, so I don't see the ads there either.
We have been to see exactly three movies since becoming parents: Wall-E, The Dark Knight, and Rock-n-Rolla. We used to hit the theater about once a month. Chris doesn't seem to miss it as much as I do, so I'm thinking instead of the rigamarole of getting his folks to babysit, maybe I'll just ditch him at home with Gwen and take myself out. Kind of exciting, really - I won't have to share my popcorn or negotiate what film to see.