Monday, June 23, 2008

blogging from Austin

Ok, I can certainly see how this can be addictive!  I admit to checking on a couple friends multiple times a day to see if they have posted anything . . . 


I am in Austin visiting my sister and her family right now and wishing we could just stay forever.  I love Austin - it is so different than the Dallas area.  Much more relaxed not to mention greener.  Lots more trees, lot less concrete.  If only Larry's work had an office here and we could transfer.  But it doesn't, so we won't. 

M and C love playing with their cousins and never get bored even just hanging around the house here.  Not like home where the idea of just playing at home is some kind of torture or punishment.  I think they even sense how much more relaxed it is here.  

Friday before we left, my mom and I took the kids to see Nim's Island at the local dollar theater.  It was a really cute movie.  Just the right amount of "edge of your seat" action for my kids without worrying about the bad dreams later!  The scary part for me at this particular theater is the pervy men I have encountered two times before here.  The last one was about a year ago when I took the kids to se Shrek the Third.  All I'll say is that when a grown man comes into a theater showing a kids movie in the middle of a weekday without any kids, take it as a red flag!  That time I told the manager of the theater and she called the police . . . I left before I found out what happened.  Try explaining to your kids why you left the theater early and why you had to talk to a policeman before leaving and convincing them that you are not in trouble or going to be arrested . . . lots of fun!  Well, this friday a "red flag" showed up about 5 seats away and luckily nothing happened.  I  made eye contact with him in a way to say, "don't you dare try anything with my babies in this theater or I will rip your heart out!"  I get a little momma bearish that way sometimes.  Another mom and her kids had to sit right next to him so any privacy he had was lost and I was able to enjoy the movie with my kids and not worry about him so much.  Now I'm not saying all men watching a kid appropriate movie without kids in the middle of a weekday is bound to be scum of the earth, I am just saying vigilant moms be alert!  

Well, I think we are going to try and figure out what we are doing today so, signing off . . . 


3 comments:

circus of love said...

So glad you are getting to spend time with your sis and her family. Yes this blog thing is addicting. UGH as if I didn't have other stuff to do.

MommaJen said...

glad you are able to enjoy some relaxing time! I too LOVE Austin - I always said I'd live there someday and instead live in a place almost the complete opposite!!! have a fun time!

laytonfamily said...

thought I'd check you out after seeing your post on Circus of Love. Hello!

Thanks for posting that, about the man in the movies - WHAT - I never even thought about that happening! I guess I'm naive. I'll keep my eyes peeled now.