Saturday, March 04, 2006

Curious Nathan

In the true spirit of Fun Friday, we had fun until we all dropped yesterday. The boys and I started out the day with a trip to the playground to meet some friends. We then went to the Present Store (a.k.a Dollar Tree) to pick out some fun gadgets with the dollars that Grandma Sandy sent in the boys' Valentine's Day cards. Our next stop was to pick up Daddy for a 2 hour car ride to watch one of the high school girls' teams in the state basketball tournament. (That was a little bit of a hard sell for 2 little guys, but once they found out Rebecca, one of our "Big Kids," was playing, it was a pretty neat thing.) They weren't real excited about a quick stop at a furniture store either, although David thought it would be a great idea to get a couch and TV for his bedroom. (I know men like their toys, but I honestly didn't realize that it started this young!) The ultimate thrill of the day, though, was our last stop at the movie theater to watch Curious George.

If you haven't seen it yet, it is a pretty cute little movie. After it was over, Brian pointed out that it did start a little slow. When he said that to me, I just looked at him with an "Are you serious? Don't you remember that this is a kids' movie?" look. Some people's expectations are just a little too high! The boys seemed to like it though. Keeping in nature with their personalities, David helped to commentate the movie and Nathan sat entranced with a silly little grin on his face.

For me, it was a strange moment of deja vu. About 5 minutes into the movie, I realized that Curious George is the epitome of Nathan. George had the exact same expressions as Nathan, and he even had that same look in his eyes when he was about to get into trouble. It was funny and frightening all at the same time. I looked over at Brian and started to tell him about my revelation, and I didn't even have to complete my sentence. He was already thinking the same thing.

On the way home, the boys conked out pretty quick. After they were asleep, Brian and I started talking about the similarities between Curious George and nathan and laughing at the irony of our lives. I told Brian that during the movie I wondered if I should work harder at seeing the wonders of the world through Nathan's escapades and learn to appreciate his curiosity a little more. I was feeling pretty proud of my deep revelation until Brian responded to my deep thought with, "I was just wondering if animal control could help us at all." Hmmmm...that might not be a bad thing to remember either!


Eco said...

You mean your adorable son is very much like a monkey except the whole prehensil tail thing, right? Because that really would freak me out! :-)

Savannah said...

Your blog is just so great. It makes me smile from ear to ear. I laughed out loud on some of the stories, to the aggrivation of Lauren, and simply had to share them with everyone down stairs. I hope you have a great week, and thanks for driving me home today, oh mother of the youth group. :p You truly are appreciated, and we REALLY need a girls date soon. I miss talking to ya, and I miss seeing your boys every Wednesday night. Send my love to them. Hope to see ya soon. God Bless!

stace said...

Well, you know eco, there are some things we try to hide just because we know they would freak people out! So, does Nathan have a tail like a monkey? Uhmmm...that should probably be a no comment. :-)

And for the record, I saw him hanging by one arm from the trapeze-like-swing on the treehouse the very day I wrote this post. You are right about one thing though; he is an adorable little guy (even if he is a little monkey-ish).

stace said...

Savannah -- I hope you are feeling better! I will drive you home any day (as long as you don't throw up in MY car!) And don't worry about Lauren...she's probably mad about the whole "guys crying at the devo" thing! :-) Tell her I love her and will make it up to her. We will do a girls night out soon. I promise!