It was a nice good old fashioned hang out night tonight. Japanese/Chinese food (thank God we ate that before I started reading blogs!) and a movie.
My daughter got braces today and wanted lo mein and my son loves sushi so choosing the food was no problem. And luckily after an afternoon of getting food stuck in her braces and a very unpleasant to look at eating of a California roll the lo mein was pretty easy to eat for her.
Choosing a movie was a little bit more of a discussion. My daughter likes girl movies, my son likes movies he has already watched and I like movies that I think will make them laugh that are a little more old school. In the past when I get to pick they have seen Reality Bites, Stripes, Father of the Bride and a host of other 80's give or take movies. Tonight Chase wanted to watch Bruno (he'd already seen), Saige wanted Bridget Jones Diary ( I liked that idea too) but then I saw Burglar. I won. I won cause I'm an adult and what I say goes.
So I turn it on and inform them they will really like it. I go in the kitchen as it starts and I hear Saige say, "Oh, it's rated R Mom" I think for about thirty seconds and say, "Yeah, but that was from a long time ago, they didn't do bad stuff in movies then," and then I tried to think how a more responsible parent would so I said, "Well, maybe we shouldn't watch it," a little sad cause I'm like Chase and like to see movies I have already seen. Then Chase says, "It's fine Mom, there won't be anything bad." Oh, okay ten year old boy, I'll listen to you.
So we watch The Burglar, with Whoopie Goldberg. I hadn't seen this movie in a long time and I was right, it is so funny. It has Bobcat Goldwaith who in his day I found very annoying but in this movie is so funny. Dan, that husband from Roseanne as a cop before he became a superstar as DJ's dad and G.W. Bailey. G.W. Bailey from all the Police Academy's, A few Murder She Wrote, some made for tv movies, some episodes of M*A*S*H and even a couple episodes of Flo after she left Mel's Diner. Let me tell you something G.W. was so funny. One time, at band camp, he got mad at Whoopie while they were chatting on the phone and to make his point he started banging it against the window in the middle of the conversation! He did it three times at which point we were all giggling so hard I knew I had made a good choice.
During the movie Saige asked me if I had seen Caddyshack."Well of course I have, it's a classic," I replied. "Is it funny?" she asked. "Hysterical," I say. "Amanda says it's a must see movie," she said, Amanda being her adorable little friend. "Well that Amanda always has been clever."
Although Caddyshack is being saved for a later date. The next movie up is "What's Up Doc," one of my favorite of all time movies. That movie was released when I was 3 years old but I have a memory of laughing at it in the movie theater. Is that right Mom? I can't wait for them to see it. They better like it or else. Or else no Caddyshack for them.