Monday, May 2, 2011

Last Week

Last week I went from being a mom of two to a mom of six, but only for a few days. I was busier than usual and I woke up earlier than I have in years, but it was a pleasure watching my nephew and nieces while their mom was away. They are all really sweet kids. And they were only late to school once. (Tallia inexplicably lost a shoe and didn't have any spares.) They were only a minute late, so I think I did pretty well, considering. I probably messed up some of their homework stuff, but I sure tried. I even baked a pie with Averey for extra credit (pioneer unit). And I got artsy with their paper bags when I made the lunches.

One great thing that came with watching the Footes was the use of a car. We have been a one car family for many months now, and at times it kinda cramps my style. I haven't been going absolutely bonkers or anything, but it was nice to have a car. And the van was much easier to drive than I would have thought.

Another great thing was having built-in babysitters. Dan and I went on an actual date. Outside of the house. It has been a while. We went to see The King's Speech which was an amazing movie. I absolutely loved it. Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter were both fantastic. It might be the most impressive performance I have ever seen either of them give.

And the theater that we went to was AWESOME. An old building... heavy on the neon and the life-size figures of movie characters, both 2D and 3D. I don't even know where they would find 3D figures of Klingons and Spiderman and Jack Sparrow. But they've got 'em. All squished in to one little area.

See that chandelier? This place is super classy.

P.S. The movie cost six dollars. Total. Cheapest date ever. And we could hear the projector as the movie ran. It was awesome. I guess we appreciate old-school ghetto-type stuff.


T-Ray said...

That was nice of you to watch the Foote kids.
I really have been wanting to see that movie. Did you see it edited? I think I will see it either way.

Emily Bartlett said...

mother of 6...i can't even imagine.

Lynette Mills said...

do you think the movie is worth buying? I'm thinking about it

Lori said...

Way to go Jamie! How nice to have the kids watch your kids so you could get out of the house for a date!! A win win and bonus for your hard work :)

Kristy said...

Good for you guys. Dates are rare for Jess and I as well. Glad you got to go.