Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Movie Matching Game

My favorite hobby is reading.  There is nothing like getting lost in a good book.

When I get an email from the library informing me that my requested book has arrived, I am so pumped.

If there's a book I want and the library doesn't have it, I fill out the "Request New Media" form. And when I see the book is on order, I immediately put a "hold request" on that book and dance a little jig.

My favorite books are dystopian society series.  Love, love, love them.  

If there's a book coming out that I want to read, I make a note of it on my calendar. Then, I make sure I am able to access the book as soon as possible so I can devour it.

What?! Doesn't everybody?!

Now, if I don't have a good book to read, my next favorite thing is to watch a movie.  I enjoy a good movie, especially if I can see it in the theater.  (Sitting in the theater, watching the big screen with surround sound, eating movie popcorn with a big soda! Am I right or am I right?!)

This got me thinking. (I know. It's a very sobering thought, but stay with me!) There are a lot of movies out there that could relate to parenthood.

I'm sure some of you have watched a movie and thought, "That could be the title of a movie about parenting!"  (No? Nobody? Maybe it's just me?! *Ahem.* Moving on...)

Anyway, without further ado, here is a list of some movie titles that could have been about parenting"

* It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - This movie title sounds like it could describe our life with kids. I don't really think I need to expand on this one. You guys know where I'm coming from.

* 300 - This movie could be about the number of times a day I tell my kids "No". "No, don't touch that." "No, you can't put that puzzle piece in your mouth." "No, don't stick that in your butt."  See what I mean?!

* The Neverending Story - This movie could totally be about the laundry. I think my laundry bin has magical powers because it is never empty. It. Never. Ends.

* Fight Club - This movie could be about trying to get my kids into bed each night.  Every night, there is DRA-MA! I mean, honestly! My kids act like going to bed each night is a HUGE surprise.

* Mission: Impossible - This movie could be about potty-training.  Whew boy! Your mission, when you choose to accept it, is going to involve some serious patience, cleaning/scrubbing, yelling and hair pulling. This is not for the faint of heart.

* Braveheart - This movie could be about the first day of preschool or the first day of kindergarten.  On the first day of school, moms (and kids) have to be strong and brave to embark on uncharted territory to allow your little one to spread their wings. *Sniff.*

* The Sixth Sense - The movie could be about the feeling I get when I just know my kid is doing something naughty.  If my kid has been out of my site for over five minutes and I can't hear them, especially if they are with their sibling, chances are they are up to no good. It's like an internal silent alarm.

* Pretty Woman - This movie could be about how I feel when I am able to take more than 5 minutes on my beauty regime.  When I can do things like actually put on make-up, shower for more than 2 minutes and wear accessories, I feel like a pretty woman.

* Psycho - This movie could be about how I will go crazy on your monkey a, if I don't get at least a few minutes of alone time each day. I will wipe, clean, cook, scrub, dress, undress, tie, hug, kiss, hold, lift, feed, help, and wash my kids all day long. And I will do it gladly. I just need a few minutes, like thirty, to myself to keep my sanity. TRUST ME ON THIS.

* It's A Wonderful Life - This could be a movie about our life with kids.  Because even though it's exhausting, stressful, chaotic and overwhelming at times, being a parent is a huge blessing and nothing else really compares. I am thankful to be mommy to these two amazing little boys.

So, what say you?  Have any movie titles you think sound like they could be about parenting?


  1. This was great. I don't have enough brain cells to come up with my own, but I really like your list!

  2. Great post so funny. I think you are right Brave Heart would be a great title I am trying desperately to think of one movie.

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