When one is expecting their first child, it’s a mad dash to the cinemas before the child arrives. My wife and I saw two movies last week and oddly enough each movie’s featured characters were pregnant. That should make it very easy to know which movies we observed.
The first one we saw was Knocked Up. Okay, this movie isn’t going to change the world or anything, but I caught myself laughing out loud during most of the movie. I find this to be a very good quality about a movie. If you’re not pregnant or not having sex, the movie should still be to your liking. The movie is rated R, yet there was a mom and a dad there with their three kids. I’m guessing the kids were about 7, 10, and 12 years old. I will go on record saying the movie is a bit crude and therefore not appropriate for pre-teens. Perhaps I’m a prude, but the kids were a tad too young for this flick. Two thumbs up on this movie for entertainment purposes and eye candy.
The second movie was saw on Friday night after work. It’s the new Angelina Jolie flick, A Mighty Heart. Wow, this movie was really good. I was totally engrossed in the story and loved the way it movie unfolded. Granted I knew the outcome of the story because I watch the news yo, yet they pieced this movie together really well. I know Angelina Jolie can be a polarizing celebrity, but she really is talented too. Be advised this movie is a tearjerker and will bring a pregnant person to tears easily. Non-pregnant types will more likely than not cry too, consider yourself warned.
Time for my PSA (public service announcement) regarding childbirth. I would be lying to you, my faithful readers, if I said the anticipation of becoming a dad is all about unicorns, pink stuff, and ultrasounds. I may be in a wee bit of a funk. Not in a bad way mind you, but I’m a bit unmotivated knowing the life I’ve known for the past 16 years is about to change. My wife and I had a candid chat about our future Saturday morning. We’ve caught ourselves getting so wrapped up in Anna’s arrival in this world, that we’re not pampering ourselves enough. I think this is what makes my relationship with Mrs. Lessinges so special… we can have these kinds of discussions and be on the same page.
I’m very sappy these days. For example, I broke into tears as I drove across this bridge on my way to get bagels Sunday morning. Not that driving across a floating bridge makes me weepy, but I spied a guy running who I usually see in my neighborhood. This dedicated man runs everywhere and he’s got to be in his late 50’s to early 60’s. There’s something so inspirational about this guy pounding the pavement that brings a smirk to my face. What I love most about this guy, he’s always wearing the same running outfit. I can’t blame him though because the Adidas shorts he wears are damn cool… I just might own the same pair.