We've already seen the movie, and Elder Child and I have read the whole trilogy, but Youngest and I are reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins together this summer. I'm enjoying the re-read for myself (I avoided re-reading right before the movie came out, so I didn't get too caught up in what they changed.) Except that since I know a lot about what is coming, I sometimes have to fight getting choked up while reading.
Took a daytrip to my hometown so my sweetie could help my folks with a drywall project. Stopped by the craft store, and we found this cool little weather station kit.
Braved the looming clouds to have an impromptu "picnic" outside of Five Guys. Luckily, we didn't get rained on.
Grey, cold, rainy day. We're gonna have to watch the transit of Venus across the sun online instead of through our pinhole projector. Boo. It's just not quite the same.
For once the kids are on the same team! That hasn't happened for a couple of years- I had been getting very good at cheering for both teams!
Today, I was listening to music with my headphones on when I thought I might have heard my name called:
ME: (to husband) Did you call my name?
HUSBAND: (starts laughing uproariously)
ME: Um...Well, I guess that's a no? Maybe?
HUSBAND: No, I said "Oh SHIT!"
ME: Well, I *am* a mom...
Introduce the kids to Shakespearian tragedy by making them read Romeo & Juliet? I don't think so! Went to one of our local theatres to see "Titus Andronicus" performed live. Shakespeare is meant as theatre, and therefore, I am big proponent of seeing it PERFORMED. Yes, the language is beautiful, but it is meant to be part of the living, breathing, ever-changing, strange creature that is theatre. I honestly don't think you can truly appreciate Shakespeare as only words on a page.
Also? I am pretty sure that I will never in my life have to explain to somebody that Titus Andronicus is really not a great romance - as I have had to do countless times with Romeo & Juliet.
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