Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day is coming!

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.


Surprised Suburban Wife said...

Movies! I am so with you - they used to be a big part of my life & I've seen very few in the past 16 months. What a great mother's day idea! Once you're done with the dooce book you'll have to write a review:) Happy mother's day!

Amberism said...

I suspect that there will be a whole lot of nothing happening out here on Mother's Day... I doubt Steve even knows it is this weekend. Last year I made demands, this year I'm too tired and honestly I just want the guy to finish building my veggie boxes and put up some sort of deer-rabbit deterrent. If that happens, you'll hear the screams of delight in Nanaimo :).

Steve and I have never done the movie thing together (our tastes? yeah, there is no middle ground) but I do miss going with my girlfriends. I seriously can't remember the last time I was in a movie theater - I think it was one of my trips to Calgary...


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