Suffering from a severe case of school burnout and work-related stress, I took the weekend off. I didn’t turn in this week’s Spanish homework that was due Friday night, purposely put out of my mind the Social Research exam I was supposed to be doing this weekend (it’s due tonight at 11:55 p.m.), and just plain didn’t care about Speech outlines and Racial/Ethnic Groups quizzes all due this weekend. My head was ready to burst, I felt like if I had to read one more paragraph, I’d start crying. So, I played some major hookey this weekend.
Instead of doing all the responsible things I should have been doing, I took my kid to a double feature. We had some discount movie passes I’d picked up a long time ago, and Jamie had saved up money he’d earned doing chores, so we combined the two to see “City of Ember” and “Eagle Eye” on Saturday. We used Jamie’s money to pay for the matinee showing of “Ember” and used the discount passes for “Eagle.” Both were very, very good movies. Although, at the beginning of “Eagle” there was some language that, had I been aware of it beforehand we would have chosen a different movie. Jamie really liked both of them (yet another sign that he’s maturing past “only cartoons”), and couldn’t decide, when asked, which one was better. He also enjoyed the fact that there was a little over an hour between the two movies where he got to use his quarters to play in the arcade.
Yes, I should have been doing homework. But I just can’t bring myself to care. I had a blast with my son, and got to spend some precious time with him while he’s still in the stage where he actually LIKES spending time with Mom.