Sunday, November 22, 2015
It's bound to happen sooner or later...
Dimples caught a stomach bug. He is really not in tune with his own body and how he feels so he rarely will tell you when he doesn't feel good. Or he'll tell me his stomach hurts, and then point to his throat. He definitely knows the puke feeling though - thank you reflux.
He does NOT know how to puke however. What?? You didn't know that most people knew how to puke? Sure you do- normally you just follow your body's cues.
Step 1. Your stomach gets upset.
Step 2. You normally get a rush of saliva.
Step 3. Your stomach rolls and voila! Puke.
Dimples feels that his stomach is upset and so he must instantly puke. So he squats at the toilet and does this weird scream heave thing. I honestly can't even describe it. But no matter what, he insists that I be there beside him to wipe his mouth and "calm him down" . After about round 5 of the scream puking, I told him that he needed to stop making himself puke and just let it come on it's own. And also that he didn't need to yell when he puked. Mean Mom - right here.
No matter what you do, do NOT say that he just has a stomach bug. Which will cause him to look around in alarm and point to his stomach asking In Here?? Which will immediately remind you that he is deathly afraid of bugs and so you switch to a stomach Virus. Which, of course, means he will constantly ask you to get a flashlight to look down his throat and see if the virus is still there..
2 Pukes later and he's laying in my lap exhausted and asks me : "Is this the sound that means I have to puke?" meaning the moaning that he's currently doing.
2 more pukes later " Am I following the rules of puking?"
Sigh. There are no rules of puking dude.. Just stop trying to force it out because you're only going to feel worse.
6 hours later and he's finally holding some applesauce & 7up down. Fingers crossed that we have passed that particular bug!
Bestie T and I went to see Mockingjay 2 last night! We've been waiting an entire year for this one to arrive - since the moment we sat through the credits of part 1 to see if there was a sneak peek of part 2. :)
Naturally I have some thoughts , I will warn you ahead of time that my thoughts are all over the place on this one and I'm too lazy to try to organize them better. lol.
This is a spoiler alert here and now! If you have not read the books, do not read further b/c I will give away major plot points.
Let's start by saying how in the hell did they film Plutarch's parts when Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us? His parts are reduced quite a bit but it bugged me throughout the movie. I did google it afterward and it's just as I figured - they filmed part 1 & 2 back to back. So most of Philip's scenes were completed prior to his death. I am very happy that the director elected not to use CGI to put him back into the movie in other areas, but on the other hand -- PEOPLE! They were filmed BACK TO BACK, which means they just sat on the 2nd movie for an entire year to torture us! Sorry, that bugged me and I had to get it out! lol!
Now back to the movie :
It starts out with us getting a look at Katniss' freshly bruised neck - immediately reminding us how part one ended with Peeta trying to kill her. Personally, I was thrown back into the whole quandry - who does she end up with? Gale or Peeta? I could NOT remember for the life of me. For this entire series, I've lofted back and forth on who I think Katniss should end up with. I always had really good reasons for each team but ultimately, the reason she says goodbye to one in the end is right. Katniss could do nothing else.
I feel like I was distracted for much of this movie and probably need to see it again for a true review. In the beginning, seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman (why do I have to write all 3 names?? IDK. ) made me wonder how he was in the film.
Once we started seeing more of Gale & Peeta (who is still hell bent on killing Katniss for much of the film), I was distracted trying to remember who she ends up with. One kiss with Gale and he says it's like kissing someone who's drunk. This should be telling, dude.. And then we have Peeta who , when he's not trying to kill her is constantly asking her questions ending with "real or not?" You love me, real or not? sigh, yes we all love you Peeta...
And then we have Finnick & Annie. I love Finnick - I have since we first met him. I kinda wished that somehow we could realign things and make Katniss end up with him. Lol.
A wedding in the midst of going to war against the Capitol just screams of romance. A few days (a week?) later and Finnick is in the Capitol with the rest of the crew. He was prominent enough in this movie that I fell back in love with him and was slowly plotting ways to make him & Katniss be a couple, and then... then he dies. A ghastly death. A ghastly death while he screams for Katniss. Like this isn't going to haunt her forever. WHY kill him now? Why??!
Slip into a depression for the next bit of the movie while we all mourn Finnick :(
The troops rally and move onto the purpose of killing Snow.
I'm not even going to talk about what happens to Prim. If you've read the books, you know. If you haven't - well you shouldn't be reading this --- Hello SPOILERS!. Let me just say - devastating. Again, why ??? But I know why- this is what makes Katniss ultimately make that choice between Peeta & Gale. How can she forgive this?
I definitely feel that this is one of those movies that you are going to need to watch several times in order to get a full appreciation for it. As I mentioned, I got distracted by certain ideas & situations which I'm sure lead me to miss smaller details while I was still in shock or mourning.
Many people have asked me how the gore level was. Is it kid appropriate? I think that it was definitely less graphic than some of the previous installments. Would I take my kids to see it? No way! But my kids are stuck strictly in the PG rating area, and PG this isn't. It definitely is something you have to decide for yourself and your own kids. Everyone and every kid is different. I personally jumped in my seat 2-3 times and may have made some exclamations as well. Lol.
Watch the trailer below and then get your butt to the theater and see this movie! The end of a great series!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
It was a typical evening in the Chaos household : all of the boys were downstairs playing, Spoiled Princess was at cheerleading & Southern Darlin' was at the kitchen table working on homework. I had just sat down on my bed while I looked through a pile of papers when Southern Darlin' pops her head in and says "Uhmm, Mom? Dad? Are you guys going to go get Spoiled Princess? Did you forget about her?? I mean it's 5:58 !!"
She was actually getting upset. LOL. I gently reminded her that SP was cheering at a game tonight and wouldn't be done until after 7pm which had SD breathing a sigh of relief. Normal cheerleading practice is over at 5pm so if we had forgotten her - we had really forgotten her. lol!
I'm not sure why in the world she thought we had forgotten SP, it's not like I forget the kids on a regular basis. Sure there was this ONE time a few weeks ago and I wasn't even late to pick them up!
Once a month SD & SP have student council after school. It just so happen that SP also has cheerleading practice (both at the school building) and so she splits her time between the two. Adding to the craziness, Dimples has group therapy after school 15mins away and Yep! you guessed it, they all get out at the exact same time! On this particular day, Daddy Chaos was at home with a sore back and so I assured him that I would pick up Dimples a few minutes early and then swing by to get the girls. Off I went, grabbed Dimples - who happened to be in a talkative mood- and chatted with him the entire way home. It wasn't until I walked into the house that I realized (okay I admit it, Daddy Chaos realized it first) that I had driven home vs going from therapy to school to grab the girls. So I hightailed it off to school and arrived toward the end of the line of parents picking up kids. STILL I wasn't technically late. But I made the mistake of mentioning to Southern Darlin' that I had forgotten to get them and had to rush over. She apparently it going to let this one go.
In my head - no one sat outside alone and wondering, I was there with the other parents and so it doesn't count. In her head - I admitted that I had forgotten them for a brief moment and therefore it can and will happen again. sigh.