Thursday, March 6, 2008

Playing Ketchup...

Or is that catch-up? I'm behind on a few things I wanted to blog about, so I will just smash them all into one good post.

First: I am THAT kind of mother.

It is good to know what kind of mother you are early on.
June is just in preschool but she had a little spotlight today (in which the parent's needed to make a poster to describe their child). I am happy to say that I threw the whole thing together in about 30 minutes this morning. I think I wanted to be that mother who was prepared a week in advance and had thought through the project extensively, but since I wasn't really that way when I was in school, I can't say I was surprised by my actions. This is good to know now, before my child comes to me with a last minute diorama or state report. The good news, is that I can probably help throw something together last minute (it's what I do), but no promises on quality.

Second: No Turkey's for me.

We went bowling with the Mack's last weekend. We had a little trouble getting together so we finally went bowling bright and early at 10 o'clock on a Saturday. The bowling alley is surprising crowded on a Saturday morning (go figure). Shannan brought his own ball (which to me is a sign that this person is serious about bowling). And he pretty much whomped us in the first game. I have to give some serious props to Tyler though. Although he did not win the first game, he got a really good score (156). Now don't laugh, I think anything over 100 is not too shabby. At least, I aim to break 100 when I play. The second game, we all slowed down a bit because I won with a 131, but it is still a win, and I will still claim it. I came close to getting a turkey at one point (for those of you who don't bowl, a turkey is three strikes in a row), but I was denied by one pin in the third try. It was still a ton of fun and I try not to cry daily that the Mack's are moving soon.

Third: I had an Enchanted evening.

I know I have mentioned this before, but Tyler and I don't ever go to movies. We usually just rent from Red Box (much cheaper) and then we don't need to get a sitter. BUT, my darling husband surprised me by taking me out Tuesday evening to see Enchanted. I was so excited, because I really wanted to see it. And I wasn't disappointed. True, the ending is a bit contrived, but hey, it's a fairy tale. It's like WordGirl says, "It's my show, things roll my way." And because it was a fairy tale I was able to let go of the fact that things very conveniently fell into place at the end (did she really manage to throw a sword right through the arm of his jacket...into steel??) Still a very cute movie, and the fact that my husband took me as a surprise...even cuter.

Thank you for playing ketchup with me. We'll have to do it again soon.

9 comments:

Vieve! said...

I too think that breaking 100 is a great score in bowling. So rarely does that happen for me! And I loved Enchanted so much! I even got the soundtrack, which I love. I didn't know until after I bought it that it only had like 5 songs on it, and the rest instrumental. Oh well, this is life.

Kim said...

I took my Audrey (ten) to see Enchanted and we both loved it! Such a cute movie!

Mel said...

I don't like sappy movies, but Enchanted was soooo great!

Jodi Fairbanks said...

Oooh- I really want to see enchanted, but I will have to wait until it can be rented. I doubt Dave would ever be caught dead walking into that theater! Also, congrats on another girl!!! That is exciting(and a little funny)!

Kellie said...

K I just love reading your posts... You are so clever! I wish I could just come up with stuff like that! I find that if I don't have it planned and prepared I just don't do it... Come to think of it, I didn't do Liz's Kindergarten poster.... Hmmm so how does one become "that kind of of mother"? :D

Ker said...

LOVED Enchanted! My girls loved it-its a fab movie!

Sunny said...

My favorite thing about this post is that you quote WordGirl!!

Camille said...

I love Enchanted... such a great movie! That is cool that Tyler surprised you... I will have to hint to Eric about surprises:)

Stacy said...

Hey Maleen,
You can tell Tyler's going over to the other side when he takes YOU to movies like Enchanted, he should give my husband a few pointers. Also, I'm commenting on your comment on my blog. Jem rocks! That was like my favorite cartoon, I can sing the whole intro song. He-man was good, but how can you not mention She-ra along with it. It was He-man for girls...Also, did you ever hear of the after school cartoon Beverly Hills Teens? Another classic.