I spent a lovely Mother’s Day with my boys and my parents today.
It started with me realizing that I needed to make a trip to Walmart to pick up a refill on my meds. Tuxedo Cat at this point insisted on going with me. It was only 10am and Little Bear had spent the day yesterday pretty sick so I had let him sleep in. Scholar Owl said it was okay to stay home and keep an eye on him, and my parents asked us to pick up some jugs of distilled water, so we’re off with a short shopping list of other things.
Tuxedo Cat had also hoped to get the Black Panther movie for us all to watch since we had missed the opportunity to see it in the theater. Sadly we were informed the store won’t be getting it until this Tuesday. So he surprised me by picking out The Greatest Showman instead. He just kept lingering between it and the My Little Pony Movie. Told him that since it was Mother’s Day we needed to pick something that Grandma would watch too. (I do plan to see the MLP Movie with him, just not today.)
So that’s when he points out that Hugh Jackman is Wolverine. And I told him yes, but he’s also done a lot of stuff on Broadway and that I heard that he’s really good at singing. That’s when the movie was put in the cart. Okay.
At this point, I’m then informed that he wants to make a cake with me. He wants steak. I tell him I can’t afford steak and he gets mad and corrects me with “ham steak”. Oh! That we can do. So I let him pick out a cake mix and frosting (both milk chocolate mind you), and I grab the ham.
My mom wasn’t home when we made the cake. She was bummed when I told her about it. We needed three eggs for it and I set up a little cup for him to break the eggs into one at a time before adding to the mix. The first one he did exploded somehow and even then managed to get most of it, shell and all, into the cup. I tried really hard not to laugh because I think just about every one of us did this same thing when Mom taught us how to bake and he got so mad about it. So I’m telling him it’s okay, and he just needs to pick the shell out and it’s all good. The next two eggs he cracked gingerly without explosion.
The cake came out wonderful. Nice and fluffy. Not that hard to get right when you use a cake mix. Best to stir by hand rather than a machine I find.
Anyhow, Sundays is usually Mom’s night to cook and usually Dad plans a BIG thing for the holidays and she ends up stuck with all the cooking and I end up with all the cleaning. (Sundays is my dish night you see.) Some reason though, Dad planned nothing this Mother’s Day.
Maybe because neither of us were really thrilled with the idea? It’s bullshit really. I don’t know why he does it. Whatever the reason, I think the both of us were relieved that he planned nothing for the day. It’s OUR day, not his, and we should be allowed to sleep the entire day away if that’s what we wanted to do.
Especially Mom when her kiddos are all grown up. No more diapers, bottles, or noses for her to be messing with. In theory… when they’re not babysitting.
So today I cooked for Mom, my gift to her, with some help from Scholar Owl. And no one bitched that I didn’t get all the dishes done. Those can wait for tomorrow.
Dad also bought stuff for strawberry shortcake sundaes. So we had cake, ice cream, strawberries, popcorn, and movies after dinner in whatever combinations people wanted. It was nice.
And the movie? Let me just say I can see why the man is popular on Broadway. Tuxedo Cat give him his stamp of approval and was very pleased with the music of the entire film. My dad normally hates musicals and he enjoyed this movie. Scholar Owl enjoyed this movie without going on a full on rant. Little Bear stayed upstairs, but he’s never been able to sit still for any movie that isn’t all action – and even then it’s a challenge.
What impressed me the most is that the choreography was modern, but didn’t feel out of place with the setting and the singing told the story rather than put everything on hold for the sake of the song.
If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it.
Scholar Owl and I did try to do some stuff together while the food was cooking. We started a download on the Xbox One for Castle Defenders II since it was free and offers a split screen co-opt, but the download didn’t finish until the food was ready. We haven’t gotten the chance to play it yet, so I’ll have to follow up on that with him another day. Soon I hope.
My parents and I also watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. None of the boys watched that with us, which I think was a shame since I think they would have enjoyed it if they had given it a chance. I thought it was an enjoyable movie.
Have any of you seen any of the movies I’ve mentioned? What do you think of them? If you could let me know in the comments without giving any spoilers, that would be awesome!
I also hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
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