Each Wednesday during summer our movie theater plays a kids movie at 10 in the morning and we are so going to every movie.
We meet my sister-in-law, Cheri and the cousins, Robert, Katherine and Brian.
So that makes it even more fun.
They are the on time cousins and we are the late cousins
because we Aughtmons tend not to plan well. But they always save us a seat.
They are cool like that.
We go and try not to eat the popcorn.
Because it is 10 in the morning. A little early to clog the arteries.
But usually, we give in to the call of butter and overly yellow fluffy popped corn.
Because it is the movies, people. And when your movie only costs $1,
you feel justified in paying $5 for a bucket of pop corn.
Two weeks ago, we went and saw Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
We brought the visiting Clements cousins with us. I know. I know.
We should not be allowed to have this much fun having two sets of cousins.
But we did.
And I had never seen Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
And it was fantastic. Plus, the boys gave it bonus points since Padme,
Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia's mom (otherwise known as Natalie Portman)
played one of the leads. The force was obviously with us.
But the line that both Erica (my sister) and I were struck by in the movie,
is the line that Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman) tells Natalie when she realizes
he is dying and thinks she cannot go on without him. He says,
"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it."
It strikes a chord, that line.
I think tomorrow I will try and rise a bit more.