Monday, February 19, 2007
How to Spend a 3-Day Weekend
Day 1: Take kids to see a movie. In our case, "Bridge to Terabithia," a medicore tearjerker that I thought my kids would be bawling their eyes out over. But since I'm unable to not cry at any movie in which a kid dies, I was the only one who shed any tears. Samuel gave it a thumbs up and wants to see it again. Ethan enjoyed the popcorn.
Day 2: Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown. We tried to make it in time to see advertised fireworks, but arrived 15 minutes late and could tell from the reverse flow of the crowd that we'd missed the whole thing. But we had dinner at a Chinese restaurant anyway, which was worth the trip. Ethan copied Chinese writing from the menu to show his school teacher.
Day 3: Give dog a haircut. We were trying to wait until spring since it is so cold, but poor Kahlua needed a haircut so bad that we broke down. Her fur was so matted that the groomer cut most of it off and admonished us to give her weekly brushings. She is a beautiful dog again.