Skip to main content

Play dates with the dudes!

Today my son and his two friends went to see the Bee Movie, which we all thouroghly enjoyed. There were a few things that weren't exactly on my kid friendly approval list, but they were so far above their little heads/minds that I overlooked them. The overall message was a good one and the humor was adorable.

I toted my son and his best friend, in my car. And we met his other friend and his mom at the theater. It was the first time we've gotten them all together, other than at a birthday party. It was so cool seeing their excitement just to be able to hang with 'the guys'!

We couldn't even find the right movie screen at first. I specifically asked for (in clear English) The BEEEEE Movie at the ticket window! When we walked in, and the theater attendant took our tickets, he told us to go to theater #19. We all walked the nine million miles to screen number 19, and walked in...only to find out that it wasn't The Bee Movie at all. It was full of older couples that ranged from 40 -60. There were no kids in the audience, and the movie trailors coming on were not kid friendly at all. My friend and I walked our boys out, and I pulled my tickets out of my pocket. They read, "American Gangster"

Now why on earth would I take two 4 1/2 year olds to American Gangster??? Didn't the girl at the ticket window have ears? Didn't the young kid at the ticket gate wonder why a mom would take young kids to a mobster movie? Pleeaase attention!

We finally found which screen the Bee Movie was playing at....a mile back at the #2 theater. We picked our seats and the boys told us to sit on the outside of them. They had to sit in the middle so they could be together. I know not to long into the future it will be sitting on a different row than the moms....and then just being dropped off 'mom' free. Sniff...

I enjoyed watching them more than the movie...their little faces and smiles, while the movie played. They'd stop and whisper to each other during certain parts of the film. I have no idea what they were talking about but it sure was cute to watch. My son had to sit in between his two friends...of course.

When we left the film, he told us moms, "The guys walk in front and the mom's walk behind!"
He grabbed his buddies and put his arms around their shoulders, guiding them ahead of the moms. I wish I had my camera, b/c it was a picture that would have been worth a thousand words.

Popular posts from this blog

Undercover Boss Eye Opener

This past week I watched Undercover Boss, which featured Retro Fitness and one employee in particular, who got fired.  Normally Undercover Boss shows a few employees, with great stories and good work ethic, and sometimes there may be a few problem employees.

In this last issue, it seems all anyone is talking about is that one problem employee, named Jacqueline, who was a shining example of what bad attitudes are really about, and was about as bad as they come.

Jacqueline, who on the outside, seemed like a clean cut decent person until she opened her mouth to speak.  And this girl wasn't just rude ... she was abusive to everyone around her. 

As if it wasn't bad enough that she was completely unprofessional and had no compassion for anyone around her at work ... she then turned into the flippant, defensive, careless girl, who talked back to the CEO of the company when he tried to explain his grievances with her.  She passionately denied anything he was trying to explain to her, …

Brian Naranjo - A Celebrated Man

It's Saturday...

It's Saturday, and at this very moment a few hundred miles north of me, my friend is grieving the loss of her husband.

It's Saturday and this week has felt like an eternity.  I've moved through this week with such a heavy heart.

And I feel guilty for being trapped in this fog of sorrow, as I'm not the one who lost my life long partner of over 20 years. I'm not the one who just got my husband back from Afghanistan, only to lose him to an unexpected death.

I can not fathom how my friend is coping, walking step by step through the process of burying her soul mate at the tender young age of 39.

Brian Naranjo would have been 40 years old on February 29th, 2012. Brian Naranjo would have his whole life ahead of him.  He would have been celebrating a marquis year, when you're supposed to reflect on where you've come and what you have left to do. 

In reading his Facebook wall, as I'm inexplicably drawn to it, I've read the many memo…

No, Dude! I Really Don't Want to See That!

Yesterday was one for the books ... 
I was in a meeting with a sales manager at a car dealership, which was almost coming to a close when someone from the lobby alerted the manager that someone had driven up on the lot.  From the look on his face, I could tell that whoever this person was - was not exactly welcome.
He promptly apologized and excused himself so that he could deal with the person we'll call 'Dude'.  Within seconds I heard Dude and could tell that he was high maintenance from the commotion in the lobby.  He had not only shown up in a test drive truck but had a ton of his belongings inside and a trailer hitched to the back.
Patiently, I waited inside hoping that whatever went down wouldn't be a 'situation' as the energy felt in the dealership was a bit heightened.
A few minutes later, the manager returned to process a paperwork for Dude when Dude stepped into the inner office for a quick question.  I smelled him before I saw him as smoke rolled in…