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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tommy and a Movie Review

The kids had off of school yesterday and Leo took the day off. He was going to take Nico, Belle and Gia to his mom's but Gia started running a low grade fever. I have no idea why. She has no other symptoms but she did have that "sicky-eye" look. The reason I didn't include Tommy in that is because I promised him when Leo took Belle to the movies (because they missed the Daddy/Daughter dance) that I would take him to the movies. Belle of course thought that I was being completely unfair to her because it took Leo over 6 months to finally take her and it was because they missed the dance so what was the reason for me taking Tommy and that I NEVER do ANYTHING with just her? I resisted the urge to tell her she was full of it and reminded her that she had plans to play with a friend that day. Funny that all drama about not going with me came to a screeching halt.

It made me feel good that Tommy wanted to spend the day together. We went and saw the movie MoneyBall. It's the baseball movie with Brad Pitt. Now, at any other time in my life, Brad Pitt would have been reason enough to see the movie but since the 14 year old girl in me has moved on, he was not the pull to see the movie. Both my boys play baseball and Tommy picked it and I am so happy he did. It was really good. Tommy and I both cried and then laughed when he said, "I can't believe we are crying." The only reason it was PG-13 is because it said f*** twice. I could kid myself and say that I was offended and upset that he heard it but let's face it, he's heard it many times. Even though it was a movie about the business of baseball, it still had the love of the game in there and it made Tommy, who is in the middle of loving football say, "I forgot how much I love baseball."

Tommy went grocery shopping with me which is always a treat. The kids like going with me alone because they get to pick out the snacks that they want. It's funny because Tommy kept putting things in the cart saying, "We should get these. Nico likes these" or "We have to get these. They're Belle's favorite." I had to buy food for the dinners this week. I hit my first, "I don't want to do this anymore" moment. In the past all of my family enjoyed tacos for dinner. Last night, I made them and I was the only one that ate them. Leo had a coaches' meeting so he didn't. Nico and Tommy decided that they didn't want them. Belle had practice and when she came home she wasn't hungry and Gia...well...she is just the strangest eater ever. Pirate Booty and chicken nuggets are about all she'll eat. Because she didn't feel well and I was gone all day, she cried every time I tried to put her down to make dinner. It really was the saddest, most pitiful cry so Leo pitched and helped get it done. I was right, though. The fastest way for that candle to burn out is putting a meal on the table and have no one eat it.

The lesson learned yesterday is that I need to do more things with each kid individually. Alone, they are pretty fun to be around. I wish they wouldn't morph into a bunch of alley cats ready for a fight when they are all together but that is still a work in progress.


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