Will and Jack are watching Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. I am not.
It's not that I don't like movies, because I actually love movies; but I have been totally uninterested in anything animated within the past few years.
Oh, except there was that one movie.
Coraline. You know, the one that doesn't have to be italicized.
I don't think I really remember the last time I left an animated presentation with an enormous grin on my face, but this one did it, and I guess I had forgotten that animation can be truly lovely in a unique and creative way. This movie made me feel so good. As Lorraine said on http://lorraineamalena.blogspot.com, you will leave this movie believing in magic; and although I did not totally believe her, I left the cinema feeling refreshed and recharged and, yes, believing in magic.
On another note, today was fifty-five degrees F. Benjamin and I took Will down to a local playground and I found myself having more fun I've had on a playground in years. Spring is coming.
It was nice to have a day of improvisation - a day where I woke up and didn't really have any plans for the day. I like being busy, but I also want one free day every now and then. Tomorrow is a busy day, but it's all good work - morning storytime, babysitting, Chinese lesson (always a wonderful treat).
Happy happy Monday.