My daughter, like most kids, is out of school this week. She is in a year-round school and just finished with first grade last Friday. Since she only has this week off before starting back to school in second grade on Monday, I am trying to spend as much time with her hanging out this week as I can.
We have sort of been on-the-go so far this week, so we decided to make today a stay-at-home (mostly) and take-it-easy kind of day.
We went to the grocery store and purchased hot dogs and buns, along with onion dip to go with the potato chips we already had. And let’s not forget the ingredients for Oreo Cookies and Cream Pie!
They had a table set up with samples. Oh. My. Gosh! My husband has always said I get pulled in by marketing every time. Well, this time I went willingly! That stuff was just too good to pass up. So after a quick lesson on how easy it was to make and a discussion about whether or not I could lessen the fat and calories with skim milk and lite cool-whip, we were off and running to find the makings for this delightful treat. Hey! Somebody needed to reward that nice woman for standing there all day offering people samples. My daughter and I were more than happy to oblige.
Our next stop was the video store located conveniently in the same shopping center. One of our rentals was Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
We came home, made our hot dogs, spread out in the middle of the floor with our food and a blanket, and proceeded to have ourselves a picnic while watching the movie.
I am going to have to watch it again…soon. I mean I’m going to have to buy it I think. I must own it so that I can watch it whenever I want. I liked it that much.
I remember when it came out last year before Christmas and was touted as being “the movie” of the holiday season. I saw the trailers for it and thought it looked kind of weird, actually.
Oh people! It was chock (is that a word?) full of such rich life lessons. I don’t even know where to begin, so how ’bout this?
“Do you think I should get a running start?” Eric Applebaum in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
More tomorrow on the context of this question and what it reminded me of.