“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I finally, FINALLY, get to take a few days off, and I just have to go and catch a cold.  Why could I have just PREDICTED this?

Sunday I took a handful of OTC cold medications, and in a couple of hours I felt human enough to take my son to see a matinee of the movie “Enchanted” at the dollar theaters.  I love dollar theaters.  Ours even has a half-price “matinee”.  When you only pay $1.50 for a family of three, you don’t care if you splurge a bit on the popcorn and drinks.

Halfway through the movie (which is about a cartoon princess come to life in Manhattan, if you are among the uninitiated), my son climbed up into my lap,  took my face in his warm, sticky, popcorn-scented little hands, and maneuvered himself completely between myself and the screen, just to be sure he had my complete attention.


“Mmm-hmmm.  Yes, Harry?”

“Mommy?  Are you a Princess?”


That sound, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, was the sound of an average-sized middle aged woman melting into a pool of mommy-goo on the theater floor.

March 11th, 2008 at 12:20 pm
4 Responses to “A little pool of mommy-goo”
  1. 1
    Trixie Says:

    Sweetie Harry is already a heartbreaker.

  2. 2
    Cinnkitty Says:

    Awwwwwww……that is so sweet!!!!

  3. 3
    OS Says:

    That is so sweet I teared up. Seriously. What a charmer!

  4. 4
    Will McNaughton Says:

    “No, dear. I’m a RETIRED princess. I’m a Duchess now.”