29 January 2008

Eccentric Mama

Last night my kids decided we needed to watch Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. They get in moods to watch old videos from time to time and this was last night's choice. The girls were reminding me of when we first bought this particular "family classic". I had gone to town for a small group called "Can of Worms" where we read and discussed some great Christian books such as Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Once I was out for the evening without kidlets, I would often "do Walmart" and get my shopping done for the week. Evidently, this particular night, I made this most excellent movie purchase, and was so excited about it, I woke the kids up when I got home, popped popcorn and we watched the movie.
I have been known to take the kids out late at night when a movie we were really excited about was going on sale at midnight and wait so we could buy it and hosted a pancake breakfast/movie viewing with some of our friends. We have gone to the movies for an afternoon and when we couldn't decide which movie we wanted to see, we saw both, back to back (at the cheap theater of course). We have gone out late at night for a premiere of Harry Potter, Spiderman 3, and others.
This may seem that much of my eccentricities center on movie-going or movie-watching, however, there is much more than this I assure you. My friend Keet has taught me to embrace who I am. (Check out this post!) I have asked my kids if they would rather have a normal mom - and they always say emphatically NO!!! I guess eccentricity doesn't skip a generation!


  1. You are a fun kind of eccentric.

  2. That was fun:-D Good memories. Even if the movie is the tiniest bit cheesy!

  3. Thank you.:)
    "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
    Dr. Seuss

    From Mary Poppins-
    Mrs. Banks: But you're always saying that you wanted a cheerful and pleasant household.
    Mr. Banks: Winifred, I should like to make a slight differentiation between the word cheerful and just plain giddy irresponsibility.

    "Say no more, Gov'ner. You've got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone... Though childhood slips like sand through a sieve... And all too soon they've up and grown, and then they've flown... And it's too late for you to give - just that spoonful of sugar to 'elp the medicine go down..." Bert from Mary Poppins

    "So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land" Peter Pan

    I miss you so much it hurts.


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