Hey there, awesome readers!
I’m actually in the middle of writing today’s real post but meanwhile I want – or possibly just need – to write about something else. Something more important.
This evening started with my son asking if we could watch a movie tonight. Naturally my response was, “by the time I finish trying to pretend to cook diner, it will be too late.” (I’m kinda responsible that way.)
And yet …
Somehow the teens and I ended up with our dinner plates in the living room.
The Book Thief.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. And when I say “highly”, I mean looking-down-from-the-highest-building-that-you-know “highly”.
PS. I can only thank my disability in the kitchen for this movie discovery.
PPS. My teens also thank my disability in the kitchen.
Conclusion: What an awesome movie.
Not only did it distract my teens into eating the chicken something I desperately slaved over, it was the best “serious” movie we’ve seen since … Okay I can’t remember when.
I wasn’t there the day they taught history so don’t condemn me if I get the facts wrong but the movie takes place during a terrible, terrible war time when people did not get their nails done and when lying was a way of survival and a person was only as good as their word if they weren’t lying to stay alive and I think the whole point of the movie was that even the enemy wasn’t the enemy.
Conclusion to back up my first conclusion: What an awesome movie.
PS. Today’s “real” post will be posted tomorrow. Which kinda makes it tomorrow’s post.
PPS. I can’t even begin to imagine trying to draw something for this post. So just imagine teenagers (whom everyone KNOWS have the attention span of a peanut) glued to the TV during a movie that has no super heroes, no shoot-em-up-bang-em-up, and no music.
Hard to imagine, I KNOW.
Watch the movie.