« cookies and peplos | Home | yay for evolution »

I thought

By Tara Zandra | February 20, 2010

Today was Thinking Day for Girl Scouts. It’s a day where we celebrate Girl Scouting in other countries. Each troop chooses a different country to represent and sets up a booth with displays and activities relating their chosen country. Our girls chose Greece and made columns to go on the easy-up, a poster of the Greek Gods, as well as a Welcome to Greece sign written in Greek. The girls were outfitted in their peplos and our activity was writing ones name in Greek on a bookmark. We forgot to take into account Daisy Girl Scouts and how tedious it would be to explain that activity to 5 and 6 year olds. We basically had to go through their names letter by letter. Tabitha had a great time and the girls all looked good in their peplos.

Before and after the festivities, we got the cookies to all the parents so now there are only 1000 boxes of cookies in my garage- 500 belong to Tabitha and her sales and the other half are for our upcoming booth sales. If you ordered cookies from Tabi, I’ll be sending out emails tomorrow for payment and delivery info. Check your facebook messages sometime tomorrow or Monday.

After all Girl Scout related activites, we grabbed lunch at El Pollo Loco and then game home for a bit of necessary clean-up time. Then off we went to the movies! Chris took Tabitha to see Percy Jackson and I took Daisy to see the Chipmunks (you can guessed who pulled the short straw in that). 10-minutes into the movie and the child says she’s done and wants to leave @@ I asked her to stick it out a little longer because I knew what was bothering her about the first scenes and didn’t think there’d be any more action like that. For the most part I was right and she did enjoy everytime a chipmunk, or chipette, sang and danced. However, seeing this movie reminded me why I don’t take my kids to kid movies. Do we really need wedgies, bullying, a man getting hit in the family jewels, fart jokes, and shaking “what your mama gave you” in order to make kids laugh? Honestly my 5 year old thought the funniest part was when one character said “Hey look! Is that a Jonas Brother?” She didn’t laugh once at the other crap and I don’t really think the older kid would have either (not that she was remotely interested in seeing the chipmunks because of how creepy they are). Anyway, it’s hard to refuse Daisy anything, which is why we saw the movie, but I think I’ll go back to my regular ways and not take them to what I know is low class garbage. On the other hand, I loved “Something About Mary” and really want to see “Old Dogs” so who am I to talk?

I’d like to think I can lounge around all day tomorrow and essentially do whatever, but there are cookies to be sorted and emails to send so I have a feeling my wishes are simply that- wishes.

Topics: Life |

One Response to “I thought”

  1. Mel Says:
    February 21st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I thought the new chipmunk movie was absolutely dreadful on so many levels. It was painful to sit through but my kiddo absolutely loved it.