Friday, August 22, 2008

Pass the Popcorn

By Heather

The start of school is just around the corner, and one of my favorite things about this summer will have to come to an end.

For my son’s high school graduation, we gifted him a subscription to Netflix. Of course, I quickly infringed on his queue (with his permission) and started ordering movies to watch with my daughter.

She’s finally old enough to a) see a lot of the romantic comedies b) appreciate the Jane Austen classics c) love musicals as much as I do.

Do you see a movie theme? Complete chick flicks.

The two of us will wait till dark, pop a movie in her DVD player, snuggle up while clutching our separate bags of popcorn (they’re mini bags—too small to share-that’s our story and we’re sticking to it), and just enjoy the time together.

These movies nights tend to go well past our normal bedtimes. Bedtimes that will be enforced once school starts—especially mine. Which, essentially means, the majority of the movie nights will have to fade to black.

Luckily there are weekends to look forward to, plenty more movies in the queue, and a ten pack of Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter mini bags in the pantry...