Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mother/Daughter Time

I've never recommended a movie on my blog before. I don't go see very many because I have small children, and, even when I do go, the movie's usually been out for a while. I still haven't seen "Alice in Wonderland"(which I really, really, really want to see). However, I took Robyn to see "How to Train Your Dragon" on Saturday, and we both loved it. I especially loved the flight scenes. If you want to know more about the movie, you can watch the trailer and read reviews at their website. The critics seem to love it as much as we did.

Robyn and Gwenyth

We're smack in the middle of spring break at my house, and we all have stuff we need to get done. For those of you who are dying to know how potty training is going, Gwenyth is actually doing very well. I have high hopes that my diaper buying days are over. I'm not going to bore you with details of what everyone's doing, but Robyn missed school last week for Sea Camp and has a lot of homework due when she goes back. She's not at all eager to get started on it either, so I've thrown down the gauntlet. She has a pile of homework. I have a second draft to wrap up. Whichever one of us finishes our work first will owe the other a prize of her choosing. We've named our prizes, and she's accepted the challenge. We're hoping to have a winner by tomorrow night, but we'll keep going until one of us finishes. I'm competitive, which means I may not be around much until it's over.

Who do you think will finish first: the mother or the daughter? Comments from the peanut gallery are welcome.

16 comments:

  1. Too cute! What a good idea. I should try that to get my second grader to finish her homework. :) Good luck wrapping up that second draft!
    You're the second person from whom I've heard that How to Train Your Dragon is good. I think we'll have to see it. Is it good for all ages ... or will my toddler be bored?

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  2. There were a lot of toddlers in the theater, and I didn't hear any of them complaining. Of course, I was pretty into the movie, and I'm sure it would depend on the toddler. Mine would like it though.

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  3. Great idea... I'll have to add the movie to my must see list :0)

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  4. What a great way to motivate you both to get your work done. I love it. As to the winner, kids and work amazingly well when there is a prize at stake.

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  5. I liked that movie a lot too, I was a little nervous for the kids, since they are so young, but I liked it and they did too! Win win situation!

    Go Myrna! Go Robin!

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  6. What a good example you are to your adorable smart daughter!!

    And Sea Camp...sounds like a blast!

    So fun to visit with ya yesterday! The flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!

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  7. What is sea camp? And my vote will be a tie. I'm guessing that Robyn will be as competitive as you and neither of you will let the other win. :)

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  8. What a great idea - it's amazing how creative mothers of young children can become! And I'm glad to hear the hopeful news on the potty training front.

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  9. So, do we have a winner? A winner?

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  10. Ack. No winner yet - we're still at it. I've passed 90K, which I thought would be about where I'd wrap it up, but the ghosts are complicating the ending.

    Thanks for all of the encouraging comments!

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  11. My 6 yo is DYING to see How to Train Your Dragon but annoyingly, our movie theatre isn't showing it.

    And then the middle child, the 3 yo, and potty training him: HELP ME PLEASE, MYRNA! (I don't know what to do with that boy, he won't even try.)

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  12. Myrna, your girls are darling! Are you still writing? Have you slept?

    Your challenge to Robyn sounds like so much fun. Much better than grounding and some of the treatment that I read about in Francine Rivers', new novel Her Mother's Hope.

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  13. Cute picture! I wish you and your daughter luck :) I've got a pile of homework, too :) (Well, I always have a pile of homework. Sigh.) I haven't seen many movies lately--thanks for the recommendation :) Happy (early) Easter!

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  14. I LOOOOVED that movie! I saw it opening weekend... and yes.. I teared up a bit in a few spots.

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  15. My eyes might have gotten kind of damp in a spot or two as well.

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