our kind of parenting

We watched American Pie with our kids last night, and that was surprisingly fun. We figure it’s good to get them comfortable talking about sex. It doesn’t have to be an embarrassing, taboo subject.

My ex-husband was an extra in the movie, and Jackson was very excited that he got to see his dad several times during the prom scenes.

It’s weird to see him looking so young. He has hair! Lol.

God…we’re so old now!!

I’m torn

I adored the novel Bird Box, and it has been adapted into a movie, so I should watch it, right? Except I’m worried it’s one of those concepts better left in book form, where your imagination plays such a big part in the tension and overall enjoyment. I’m probably way over thinking it, but I’m not sure if I’m going to watch it. Movies are so rarely better than the book.

For example, I recently read Dumplin‘, which I loved, so I was excited to watch the movie. It was cute for sure, and I cried at the end, but if you’ve read the book first then you’ll likely find it lacking. So many important details are eliminated or glossed over. It’s quite shallow. Btw, I’m reading Puddin‘ now, which is a post-pageant story about Millie and Callie. I’m loving it; maybe even more than Dumplin‘. Just FYI. ❤️


Watched this movie this afternoon, and omg what a mind fuck! I was a bit bored at first, but then it was like…boom hooked! It’s so surreal. If you’re into strange, creepy, somewhat fantastical stories that keep you guessing, and make you think, then you need to watch this one.

movie marathon

I’m having a movie marathon day.

So far I have watched:

  1. Ghostbusters (with Jax)
  2. Beetlejuice (with Jax)
  3. The Lazarus Effect
  4. Halloween (the remake) (holy shit that movie is fucked up)
  5. The Descent (one of my faves)

I’m taking a break for trick-or-treating, obviously, but what should I watch when I get home (and after Jackson goes to bed)? Right now I’m thinking about 28 Days Later, which I love, or maybe The Conjuring and/or Annabelle. Ooh or maybe Drag Me To Hell.  I prefer haunting/possession movies to slasher flicks. Suggestions? 

**happy new year**

  • First post of 2015! I couldn’t skip blogging today. That would just be wrong.
  • I’ve noticed that a lot of inactive blogs have started posting again recently.  There’s just something about the start of a new year that gets people motivated. I like it. 
  • I read an article recently that described a study in which people read old diary/blog entries that were rather mundane…just day to day I did this, I did that type of stuff. According to the study, people experienced a surprising amount of joy in going back and reading that stuff. I have always found that to be the case, which is why I will sometimes force myself to blog/journal even when I don’t have anything particularly interesting to say.  I read old entries fairly often. 
  • Today was a productive start to the new year. I got some cleaning done.  The Christmas tree and decorations have been banished to the storage closet. I got some packing done. Spent quality time with the kid, and I have also been doing a bunch of reading.  
  • The book I’m reading right now is so amazing that I’m having a difficult time putting it down.  It’s so beautifully written and just completely captivating.  I have teared up several times in the first 200 pages.  I haven’t felt this way about a book since One Hundred Years of Solitude. I’m thinking it will be a new favorite. If you like historical fiction and/or World War II era novels, I highly recommend it.  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 
  • Oh and the bf and I watched The Interview last night. I highly recommend that as well. We thought it was hilarious. 
  • I found my knitting stuff while I was packing up one of the closets. I’m going to give that a go again, I think. 
  • I’ve officially known my boyfriend for three years now, and he had the best time making fun of me yesterday for all of my, “Three years ago we were…” type comments. I’m a very sentimental (read that as: sappy) person.  I can’t help it.  It’s just still so strange to me what a difference three years can make. 

movie meme

List 15 movies that you love as quickly as you can, then tag 5 people.

I was tagged by thelifesporadic

  1. The Big Lebowski
  2. Gone With The Wind
  3. Adventures in Babysitting
  4. Sixteen Candles
  5. Dirty Dancing
  6. The Skeleton Key
  7. Sinister
  8. It’s A Wonderful Life
  9. Requiem For A Dream
  10. Office Space
  11. An Officer And A Gentleman
  12. 50/50
  13. High Fidelity
  14. The Fault In Our Stars
  15. Unfaithful

I tag: hardpatch, walruswidow, gbphoto, talknboutluvdancnboutarktecture, and honoluluorbust.