November 27, 2010

A Tangled Day

Well I just got back from our family's traditional black Friday movie.  The parents and the girls were going to see Tangled and the boys had their sights set on the new Harry Potter movie.  It didn't turn out to be so traditional this year since we were late, and the movie we wanted to take the girls to was sold out.  We were worried during the drive over that Harry Potter would be the movie we'd have to do the ticket pre-order thing for, but Disney's Tangled was the most popular I guess.  Or maybe it was just that I  took too long at the self-ticket-purchase computer, deciding how to get it to work.  I get super muddled and sloppy when it comes to doing technical stuff in front of a hurried audience.  I could just feel the irritation behind me.  Although the lady over my shoulder was very nice actually and she pointed out my silly problem of not swiping my card in the right direction.  Why for the love of all that is holy can they not just make those things universal?!  Some face up some face down.  Some want the strip West, some like it to the East.  They should just get together have a meeting and get universal-swiping worked out already.  I mean they can put a man on the moon but they can't make credit card swiping the same everywhere...   Sheesh!  (I think I might have me some PMS).

Anyways we had to go to a later showing of Tangled and T took over the roll of driver for both groups of people.  That's what T gets for making us late with his running.  I did offer to drive and let him see the movie with the girls but he wouldn't hear of it.  We accidentally paid for the 3D version and I thought I would regret that since my 3 year old doesn't usually like the glasses so it's a waste of the extra money.  Not this time!  It was so dang beautiful she couldn't stop talking to me about it during the film.  Her funniest thing said was at the beginning of the movie when we first put on the glasses.  She said "let's cheer our glasses together" (like a toast).  We often clink things together when we have two of the same thing.  Don't ask me why.  We also make a sound effect that sounds like "sha-shingah."  Yes, we are bizarre. You gotta problem?  So we clinked our faces together and said the words.  We had a bit of a moment there, and I was so grateful for her.  Then the movie started and I proceeded to have my socks blown off by Disney and their magical story telling skills.  The animation was amazing, the music was wonderful.  They are some seriously talented people at Disney, and the movie made me cry... twice.  Maybe something is up with me (see PMS comment above), but I was so moved by the tale of an kidnapped, abused, abandoned girl who doubts herself but still moves forward hesitantly pursuing her dreams.

I think we all have self doubt sometimes.  I know I do.  I have also felt the load of family members with hurt feelings venting them on me all last week.  I hate being in the middle of family disputes.  Why can't we all just hold hands and sing?  I tried calling the other party and telling them my feelings on the matter and of course it went in one ear and out the other.  I need to get to a happier place.  Not in the middle... A place where there are more leftovers in the fridge and the door handle is not sticky.  Where my kids leave me more than just a sliver of the french chocolate silk pie.  Maybe next Thanksgiving?  Maybe I need more perspective.  Maybe I just got up too early to shop today and by 9:02pm, I am cranky.  Maybe I will go and snuggle with T now.  Hope your black Friday was happy and gay.

For me, "tomorrow is another day"
                                     -Scarlett O.


Jess, Andrew and Family said...

Sad! I want to see Tangled :(. Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year- it when the Willis women go shopping and the out to lunch together. Its the one day I get completely off and don't feel any guilt about. I'm going to throw myself a pity party now.
Sorry about that family drama- that is never any fun!

Kelly said...

I would take Switzerland over early morning shopping any day! Not poor you, poor me! : )

Just kidding, I totally know how it feels not to be able to do the traditional things you are used to. Just remember it's only temporary and think of all the great things you'll be able to tell them in a few years when you are back.

Kelly said...

PS Does anyone else get the irony of having a humble thankful day one day and the next day we go out and shop our buts off?

c a n d a c e said...

Aunt Kelly,
Your posts are a delight to me, especially when family is involved since I know 'said family.'
Bahaha. I hope you will try to make it to my Dad's kid dinner he's planning. If you haven't heard of it yet, I'm sure you soon will. Either way, I think we are a lot alike and I enjoy your blog.
Keep singing!!!

Teachinfourth said...

I was in the Harry Potter group…but we had the same stinking problem with the card reader. It about made us late and started to tick my brother and I off just a bit…

Good thing my sister-in-law is so awesome.

M-Cat said...

We did the traditional movie too, but on Thanksgiving itself. And I concur - Tangled was AMAZING!! I am wondering how I can incoporate it's message into my next YW lesson!

I agree on the card swiper things - but even more pathetic - is that my nephew bought our tickets from his i-pad right there during dinner at the Golden Corral. I think my fam is so wierd! : )

Kelly said...

M-Cat, you comment begs me to ask one question. Why were you eating at Golden Corral on Thanksgiving?! (or on any day for that matter) Just kidding!

Connie said...

I have heard lots of good things about the movie. Glad your 3-year-old enjoyed it too!
This is the first year in 12 years that I haven't participated in the frenzy of Black Friday! We had a wedding that day, can you imagine someone scheduling a wedding on a sacred day? Oh well, I'm probably a couple hundred dollars richer this year than I have been in the past.

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Krista Cook said...

Hi Kelly!

I love your blog. Your writing makes me laugh, because I can totally hear you saying what you write. Glad you liked the movie! Thanks for sharing some of that delicious silk pie with us! Hope your ear is feeling better.

Kelly said...

I was more than happy to share my pie with you. But when I came home from the movie 2 of my boys had each had two large slices for themselves leaving me with basically a sliver left. No respect for it's maker!